snow tire


Definition of snow tire

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

Examples of snow tire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mountain bikes with snow tires, for example, expand the season of riding to winter, when wildlife are most vulnerable. Jim Robbins, New York Times, "When Biking and Bears Don’t Mix," 7 Oct. 2019 After that performance, the committee for the moment dared not ask about the snow tires that North was said to have purchased using some of the money from the Iranian arms sales. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "Oliver North Will Be the Next President of the NRA. Here's What to Know About the Arms Deal That Made Him Famous," 7 May 2018 With a set of snow tires, a 911 can handle a harsh winter. Alexander George, Popular Mechanics, "Why Does Everyone Love the Porsche 911?," 21 Dec. 2018 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,, "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 /,, "Man arrested after trying to bring marijuana into hospital: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 11 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of snow tire

1943, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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“Snow tire.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of snow tire

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

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