spare tire


: an extra tire for a car
informal : a roll of fat around the waist

Examples of spare tire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their preposterous width was a boon for dune running, and the spare tire on the back of this one is an original sand tire, with a broad lip around the bead to increase the footprint even more when it's aired down. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2023 As an employee for AAA was taking out a spare tire from a customer’s car, a man got into the pickup and drove off, according to court records. oregonlive, 12 Aug. 2023 The researchers aren’t exactly sure why a spare tire is bad for your swimmers. Christa Sgobba, Men's Health, 28 Aug. 2023 It's also festooned with all manner of add-ons including a beefed-up roof rack with a cargo carrier and a spare tire, a ladder on the rear tailgate, and cargo boxes mounted on the rearmost side windows that look very reminiscent of what Land Rover offers on the Defender. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, 10 Aug. 2023 The drive to cut costs Equipping a car with a spare tire increases the cost of building it. Jon Healey, Los Angeles Times, 18 Aug. 2023 Step 6: Mount spare tire and tighten the nuts Pick up the spare tire and apply it onto the hub bolts by lining up the holes in the spare tire with the nut slots. Lauren Farrell, Chicago Tribune, 1 Aug. 2023 Dealers will replace the spare tire carrier assembly, free of charge. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 Chains that are insufficiently welded may break and allow the spare tire to detach. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 17 July 2023 See More

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“Spare tire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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