spare tire


spare tire
An extra tire carried on a motor vehicle for possible use consequent to a puncture or other imperfection occurring in one of the tires. 24 Am J1st Garag § 26.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • spare tire — noun count 1. ) an extra wheel with a tire on it that you keep in your car to use if a tire gets damaged 2. ) HUMOROUS a ring of extra flesh around your waist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • spare tire — spare′ tire′ n. 1) cvb aum a tire kept available as an emergency replacement on a vehicle 2) cvb inf excess fat around the waistline • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • spare tire — n. 1. an extra tire and wheel for a motor vehicle, stored in the vehicle for use in an emergency ☆ 2. Slang a bulging layer of fat around the waist …   English World dictionary

  • Spare tire — imagestack A spare tire is an additional tire (or tyre see spelling differences) carried in a motor vehicle as a replacement for one that goes flat, a blowout, or other emergency. Spare tire is generally a misnomer, as almost all vehicles… …   Wikipedia

  • spare tire — 1. n. a thickness in the waist; a roll of fat around one’s waist. □ I’ve got to get rid of this spare tire. □ The spare tire started when I was twenty six. 2. n. an unneeded person; an unproductive person. □ Gary is a spare tire. Send him home …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • spare tire — An extra wheel and tire assembly which is stored in the vehicle in the event of a flat tire. See space saving tire collapsible spare tire …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • spare tire — extra tire that can be used to replace a flat tire; (Slang) ring of flabby and fatty flesh around one s waist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spare tire — UK / US spare tyre …   English dictionary

  • spare tire — 1. a tire used or kept available as an emergency replacement on a vehicle. 2. Informal. excess fat around the waistline. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • spare tire — noun a) An extra wheel or tire carried as a replacement in case of a flat. b) Excess weight or fat accumulated near the waist …   Wiktionary


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