white·​wall ˈ(h)wīt-ˌwȯl How to pronounce whitewall (audio)
: an automobile tire having a white band on the sidewall

Examples of whitewall in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And for once this heritage has been given an overlay of dignity and restraint, free of whitewalls, free of bogus wire wheels. William Jeanes, Car and Driver, 30 June 2023 Winter and Gebhard wore out several sets of whitewalls researching their immortal guide. Boris Kachka, Los Angeles Times, 11 Apr. 2023 There’s also a 283 V-8 engine with optional parts, including disc brakes, and chrome wheels with moon hubcaps to pair with whitewall tires or five-spoke mag wheels with low-profile tires. Rachel Klein, Popular Mechanics, 20 Dec. 2022 The 20-inch wheels have too much dish and the tires have too little whitewall, creating a strange aesthetic. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2022 To our eyes, the Surfwagon's wood-panel vinyl wrap and huge brightly colored spokeless rims with whitewall tires don't mesh well. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 28 Oct. 2022 Its body is built on an Art Morrison sport chassis, with Wilwood disc brakes at four corners that sit behind custom Schott wheels and whitewall tires, which add a little period flair from the time when such embellishments were in vogue. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 3 Oct. 2022 The Safari rides on 14-inch steel wheels with chrome covers, shod in period-appropriate American Classic whitewall tires. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 6 July 2022 So, for Costner, childhood family vacations usually meant him and his brother in the back seat of a Buick with whitewall tires and no air-conditioning, exploring their home state. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 21 July 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitewall was in 1950

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“Whitewall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitewall. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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