tubeless

adjective

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Some are solid rubber tires, some have tubeless tires, and some have tires with inner tubes. Chris Meehan, Popular Mechanics, 25 July 2022 The part of the wheel rim that holds a tubeless tire in place. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 28 July 2020 This is why tubeless tires are increasingly popular for all kinds of cycling. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 28 July 2020 The Fillmore is $50 a pair, about $20 to $25 more than most tubeless Presta valve pairs. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 26 Jan. 2022 Rather than covering up, Lila hit the catwalk with her tubeless pod insulin pump in full view on the outer side of her left thigh. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 30 Sep. 2021 Tire choice is a far more cost-effective way to address ride quality and comfort, especially given the clearance of most gravel bikes and the low pressure and reduced flat risk that tubeless technology offers. Joe Lindsey, Outside Online, 19 Dec. 2020 Some specifically address the needs of riders using tubeless tires -- because just having two different valve types wasn’t complicated enough. al, 2 Dec. 2020 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Tubeless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tubeless. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

tubeless

adjective

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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