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 Kile was fatally struck by a jet ski while floating in an inner tube in 2012. David Chiu, Peoplemag, 31 May 2024 Between takes, Spielberg was in an inner tube beside her. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 May 2024 Sending it 30 feet skyward, he’s given the Ol’ Man Sac River its Ansel Adams-like star treatment, rendering in tactile black-and-white everything from lush riparian sloughs to teeming tributaries to spawning salmon and splashing Chico State students astride inner tubes. Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024 Visitors must purchase tickets to ride but do not have to rent any equipment as all inner tubes are provided. The Arizona Republic, 3 Feb. 2024 Today the 15-mile greenway is a hub of activity, including fly-fishers casting in shallow pools and college kids floating downstream in inner tubes. Robert Annis, Travel + Leisure, 2 Feb. 2024 There, your family can grab an inner tube for the slides, wave pool, or lazy river. Karen Cicero, Parents, 3 Nov. 2023 The business rents inner tubes — and extra tubes that can carry your belongings — and offers roundtrip shuttle service for people to float down the lower Salt River in Tonto National Forest. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 3 Apr. 2023 Camelback Resort Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania Zip down the mountain in a snow tube and float down the lazy river in an inner tube at this ski resort with a massive indoor water park. Karen Cicero, Parents, 3 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inner tube was in 1894

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“Inner tube.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

inner tube

: an inflatable ring-shaped rubber tube used inside a tire to hold air under pressure

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