white·​wall | \ ˈhwīt-ˌwȯl, ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitewall

: an automobile tire having a white band on the sidewall

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It has been lowered, shaved, and has disc brakes from a ’67 Pontiac, rocker trim from a ’66 Bonneville, window channel trim from a ’65 Buick, dual pinstripe whitewall tires and hubcaps with chrome bullets from a ’62 Tempest. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "1965 Pontiac Bonneville passed hands from one friend to another," 7 July 2018 The Oxygene also has a light strip where a whitewall would normally be that can change colors and be used to signal other cars and pedestrians in more ways than a turn indicator could. Fox News, "Wild Goodyear tires grow and breathe," 8 Mar. 2018 Outside, the throwback styling shines with moon disc hubcaps and whitewall tires. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Here's the coolest stuff we saw at the Indy RV Expo," 7 Jan. 2018

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1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of whitewall

: a tire on a car that has a white band near the rim of the wheel

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to gather or build up little by little

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