tube·​less ˈtüb-ləs How to pronounce tubeless (audio)
: lacking a tube
specifically : being a pneumatic tire that does not depend on an inner tube for airtightness

Examples of tubeless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The headlight is nice and bright, the 10-inch self-sealing tubeless tires smooth out ridges in the road, front dual suspension also makes bumps less noticeable, the deck to stand on is large, the dashboard is colorful, and of course the unit easily folds up for storage. Scott Kramer, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2024 The tubeless tire design adds puncture resistance, while the frame is made from sturdy aviation aluminum alloy and ultralight carbon fiber. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 9 Feb. 2024 Use the Right Tire Pressure Your bike likely uses tubeless tires, a much more reliable system than inner tubes. Mike Levy, Outside Online, 19 Feb. 2023 Most sealants are made for tubeless tires. The Editors, Field & Stream, 9 Sep. 2019 For less mechanical tune-ups, consider choosing a bike with a belt drive instead of a chain, internal gear hubs, tubeless or puncture-proof tires, and caliper brakes. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 22 Feb. 2023 The scooter features a handlebar with integrated multi-function buttons, 9-inch tubeless tires for a smooth, stable ride, and a dual braking system for efficient, responsive braking. Saryn Chorney, Travel + Leisure, 16 Feb. 2023 The majority of mountain bikes these days come with tubeless tires or are ready for them. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 The G-One RS is a semi-slick tubeless tire that weighs 410g in the 35c width, though it’s also offered in 40c and 45c for more aggressive courses. Rob Reed, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tubeless was in 1855

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“Tubeless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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tube·​less ˈt(y)ü-bləs How to pronounce tubeless (audio)
: lacking a tube
especially : being a tire that does not depend on an inner tube to keep it airtight

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