pneumatic tire

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pneumatic tire a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pneumatic tire a flexible air-inflated tube used as a tire on cycles, &c
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. pneumatikospneum-a, -atos, wind, air—pnein, to blow, to breathe.

Usage

In literature:

These had pneumatic tires so thick as to assure ease of movement at any speed.
"The Master of the World" by Jules Verne
M. Filleul stooped forward: the dust of the road bore marks of anti-skid pneumatic tires.
"The Hollow Needle" by Maurice Leblanc
Her heart leaped when they came upon the broad mark of the pneumatic tires still fresh in the lonely mountain road.
"The Power and the Glory" by Grace MacGowan Cooke
The first pneumatic tires, known then as "patent aerial wheels," were invented by Robert William Thomson of London in 1846.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The plain print of a pneumatic rubber tire was seen, turning abruptly off the road, and running into the scrub alongside.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
The greater part is used in the manufacture of pneumatic tires, hose, and overshoes.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
Pneumatic tires were used on the Paris-Bordeaux race in 1895, but solid tires were used on the winning cars in 1894, 1895, and 1896.
"The Automobilist Abroad" by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
Take off and put on pneumatic tires.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
In 1890 the pneumatic tire was first applied to road carriages.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The ideas of William Thomson as to pneumatic and cushioned tires are now, after a lapse of fifty years, generally adopted.
"Inventions in the Century" by William Henry Doolittle
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In news:

This roller is followed by a pneumatic tire roller operated in the intermediate or second position.
Tire care is a priority to keep pneumatic rollers reliable.
The 2EPC5000 - 2EP6500 series of pneumatic tire lift trucks.
Pneumatic tire lift trucks.
Case Construction Equipment has introduced its first pneumatic-tire compactor, the PT240, an eight-wheeled machine designed for rolling hot-mix-asphalt surface treatments, such as chip-and-seal, as well as soil-stabilization applications.
Ingersoll Rand pneumatic tire roller.
Sakai GW750 vibratory pneumatic tire roller.
Esco says its new pneumatic truck tire bead breaker breaks both tough-to-break truck tire beads at the same time.
Sturdy aluminum frame with or without hand brake Available with pneumatic or solid tires Inexpensive injection-molded plastic pallets available 1,000-pound carrying capacity.
New Electric Pneumatic Tire Lift Trucks.
The ContiRV20 from Continental is a radial pneumatic tire designed specifically for ground support equipment.
Capacity electric pneumatic tire lift trucks.
Case PT240 Pneumatic Tire Compactor.
Esco Model 20425 pneumatic truck tire bead breaker can handle all truck tires/wheel sizes 19.5 inches through 24.5 inches.
Polaris Defense Terrain Armor™ Non-pneumatic tires.
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