snow tire

noun

Definition of snow tire 

: an automotive tire with a tread designed to give added traction on snow

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Drivers on numerous roadways through the Plumas, Tahoe and Eldorado national forests were required to have tire chains or snow tires Thursday morning. Joseph Serna, latimes.com, "Blizzard warnings in effect for Sierra Nevada as major storm slams Northern California," 1 Mar. 2018 All-wheel drive is an extra $2,000, which would be better spent on snow tires if winter performance is a concern. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti: A sports sedan for people who want to drive," 6 Apr. 2018 The difference between all-season tires, snow tires and all-terrain tires is explained by Bill Coleman, owner of Tim's Tire Center in Olathe. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "Freezing drizzle and snow in forecast for weekend," 9 Feb. 2018 Chains or snow tires are required on a stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and all the major Sierra highway passes through Monday. David Caraccio, sacbee, "Latest Sierra storm puts Lake Tahoe ski resort at the 400-inch snowfall mark for season | The Sacramento Bee," 16 Apr. 2018 Theft from building, Chatham Way: An apartment resident reported April 2 someone had stolen four new snow tires from her parking spot. Andy Attina / Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Man arrested after trying to bring marijuana into hospital: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 11 Apr. 2018 Tires 101: Be prepared for winter weather The difference between all-season tires, snow tires and all-terrain tires is explained by Bill Coleman, owner of Tim's Tire Center in Olathe. Matt Campbell, kansascity, "‘Wintry mix’ approaching Kansas City could bring slick commutes," 22 Jan. 2018 Whiteout conditions closed nearly 100 miles (160 kilometers) of U.S. Interstate 80 for several hours west of the Nevada-California line and chains or snow tires were required Thursday night on all major highways over the mountain passes. Washington Post, "Warnings blanket Nevada as winter storm gains strength," 6 Mar. 2018 Chains or snow tires are required from 17 miles north of Bishop to 15 miles south of the 203 junction. Chris Erskine, latimes.com, "Mammoth reports 2-4 feet of snow as late winter blast barrels into SoCal ski areas," 2 Mar. 2018

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snow tire

noun

English Language Learners Definition of snow tire

: a special tire that is used to give a vehicle better control when you are driving on snow and ice

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