inner tube


Definition of inner tube

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

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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 Elian’s mother was among a group of people who died at sea trying to float to Florida from Cuba aboard makeshift rafts strapped to tire inner tubes. Wayne K. Roustan,, "Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has worked on high-profile South Florida cases," 10 July 2018 Another crew was maneuvering its way down Deer Creek in inner tubes. Erika Butler, The Aegis, "Harford opens cooling centers at libraries; pools, creeks top places to beat the searing heat," 2 July 2018 The crowd can sit on the banks of the Trinity River or float on inner tubes. Sandy Guerra-cline, star-telegram, "River rockers, kid actors and peaches make the top 10 list of things to do in DFW," 11 July 2018 Floating along the lazy Russian River in an inner tube accessorized with an inflatable pink flamingo cooler is a perfect way to while away the summer. Catherine Bigelow,, "Summer’s R&R hot spots from SF’s social set," 10 July 2018 On Thanksgiving Day 1999, two South Florida fisherman found González, who was then 5 years old, floating on an inner tube in the open sea. Monique O. Madan, miamiherald, "New Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has ties to big Florida moments," 9 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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