inner tube


Definition of inner tube

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

Examples of inner tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s no better way to cool off on a hot Texas day than to grab an inner tube and float down the Frio River. Diana Spechler, Chron, 14 Oct. 2021 The stories won’t run on loops but will be triggered by the ride vehicle — a two-person inner tube — for each of the seven-second snippets. Zoe Hewitt, Variety, 19 Aug. 2021 At Walt Disney World, a 66-year-old woman fell and fractured her wrist while leaving the Haunted Mansion in April, and a 43-year-old man fractured his ankle while stepping into an inner tube at Blizzard Beach’s Teamboat Springs waterslide in June. Katie Rice,, 13 Aug. 2021 The best seats in the house for a summer concert just might be an inner tube. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 19 July 2021 Do not wade in the water — even the shallow water — without an inner tube circling your waist. Beth Thames |, al, 24 June 2021 Allyson Kubik was enjoying a day in the snow with friends on Jan. 24 when she was ejected from an inner tube towed by an ATV and was knocked unconscious. Yadira Sanchez Olson,, 26 Feb. 2021 The younger swimmer had looped his right arm through an inner tube the size of a wheelbarrow tire, a makeshift life ring. New York Times, 28 Jan. 2021 Other attractions include the Lasso Loop body slide, the Aquanaut inner tube ride and Rascal’s Roundup, a special area for little ones. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, 29 Oct. 2020

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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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24 Oct 2021

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“Inner tube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of inner tube

: a round tube that holds air inside a tire

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