inner tube


Definition of inner tube

: an inflatable usually ring-shaped rubber tube designed for use inside a pneumatic tire

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The closure covers single-chamber rafts, single-chamber belly boats and inner tubes. Kieran Nicholson, The Denver Post, "Tubing banned on Saint Vrain River in Boulder County, swift waters cause safety concerns," 21 June 2019 Raftsmen carry a load of Corona beer across the Suchiate River on an inner tube and plank raft, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Monday, June 17, 2019, on the border with Guatemala. Washington Post, "Mexico’s crackdown on migrants sends some heading south," 17 June 2019 The two were on the Jackson County lake Sunday evening with family members, being pulled around on inner tubes by a boat, said Jackson County Sheriff’s Sgt., "North Carolina family grieving brothers killed in Lost Creek Lake boating incident," 11 June 2019 For example, the researchers identified a specific sequence of DNA that’s prone to opening when stressed, like a weak spot in an old inner tube. Quanta Magazine, "How Strange Twists in DNA Orchestrate Life," 5 Jan. 2016 On the Lower Sac, flows are guaranteed all summer for the party float on an inner tube or small raft (wear a PFD, expect cold water) from the Posse Grounds in Redding on downstream to your choice of takeout. Tom Stienstra,, "Planning a trip to California’s far north this summer? Read this first.," 7 June 2019 This summer, everyone will know your inner tube—or flamingo, or unicorn, or swan—belongs to you and you alone, banishing pool float thieves (those are thing, right?) for good. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Get Your Pool Floats Monogrammed—Yes, Really," 18 Mar. 2019 Most of the time, the poles will just bounce back after an impact like that—the polyester sheath does an excellent job protecting the inner tubes from abrasion and punctures. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "The Tent Starring in Netflix's Latest Sci-Fi Series," 23 Apr. 2018 At the water's edge, entrepreneurs on rafts made of inner tubes compete for business. Daniel González, azcentral, "The U.S. deported this mother to Guatemala. It kept her 6-year-old son.," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of inner tube

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inner tube was in 1894

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English Language Learners Definition of inner tube

: a round tube that holds air inside a tire

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