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 For those living at northern latitudes and needing a good snow tire, get the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4 (from $230). Andy Cochrane, Popular Mechanics, "How to Turn Your Vehicle into a Camper in a Weekend," 27 Dec. 2020 In past years, roughly 10,000 tourists a year have visited the town of fewer than 1,000 people for exactly that reason — to observe the bears in a kind of cold weather safari from the comfort of intense off-road vehicles outfitted with snow tires. Hillary Richard, New York Times, "Doing the Bump With the Belugas," 11 May 2020 The new Corvette is available with all-season tires and, for those in the Snowbelt who plan to use it all year, there are even snow tires on the option list. NBC News, "After strike delays, Chevrolet Corvette C8 roars to life," 23 Feb. 2020 The Altima has handled them effortlessly, thanks to our installation of a set of OE-size Nokian Hakkapeliitta R3 snow tires ($1285 for the four). Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "We'd Like Our Nissan Altima More If It Were Quicker," 6 Feb. 2020 Clog those roads with several hundred sedans, SUVs and family vans, many without snow tires or chains, and … . Los Angeles Times, "On a winter weekend getaway, you’ll find there’s more to Julian than apple pie," 2 Jan. 2020 Reno:Tire chains or vehicles with FWD/AWD with snow tires were required if people were trying to drive over Donner Summit on Interstate 80 or the Mt. Rose Highway on Wednesday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation. USA TODAY, "Rare black rhino born, dengue fever, ‘Santa Lady,’ disputed Lincoln hat: News from around our 50 states," 26 Dec. 2019 Griff said snow tires are particularly important for rental cars because a lot of visitors are not used to driving in the snow. Taylor Sienkiewicz, The Know, "Mountain rental car companies urge visiting skiers to skip DIA rentals, get snow tires," 24 Oct. 2019 At the same time, your vehicle must also be prepared for snow and ice: four-wheel-drive, high clearance and aggressive-tread mud and snow tires. Tom Stienstra,, "How to brave winter weather and enjoy the great outdoors," 22 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of snow tire

1943, in the meaning defined above

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9 Jan 2021

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“Snow tire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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