inner tube

noun

Definition of inner tube

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

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Maybe sign up for white-water rafting or join the locals for a mellow inner tube float. Amy Tara Koch, Dallas News, "These four mountain getaways are worth a peak," 13 Aug. 2019 Maybe sign up for white-water rafting or join the locals for a mellow inner tube float. Amy Tara Koch, Twin Cities, "Mountain getaways are worth a ‘peak’ in summer," 27 July 2019 Rafts of plywood platforms attached to truck tire inner tubes continued plying the river, carrying migrants and local residents alike into Mexico and contraband groceries and other goods south. Dudley Althaus, ExpressNews.com, "Migration slows in Mexico. But will it last?," 23 June 2019 The wave appeared to quickly pick up height and speed and carried bathers in inner tubes across the pool, causing them to crash into other visitors. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "44 People Injured After Freak 'Tsunami' at a Wave Pool in China," 1 Aug. 2019 At Mirabella, a gentle wind blew in from Boston Harbor, lightly rippling the pool’s water as children climbed in with inflatable inner tubes and swimming noodles. Alison Kuznitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston outdoor pools open, creating a summer ‘oasis’ for residents," 22 June 2019 Maybe sign up for white-water rafting or join the locals for a mellow inner tube float. Amy Tara Koch, The Know, "Mountain getaways outside of Colorado that are worthy of a summer vacation," 24 July 2019 Just as pressing an inner tube makes a weak spot bulge, changes in the shape of one part of the DNA molecule might trigger stress elsewhere along its length, which in turn might help regulate genes. Quanta Magazine, "How Strange Twists in DNA Orchestrate Life," 5 Jan. 2016 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

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First Known Use of inner tube

1894, in the meaning defined above

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inner tube

noun

English Language Learners Definition of inner tube

: a round tube that holds air inside a tire

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