- A type of low pressure tire which was first introduced in the 1920s. Its width and height were the same which gave it a rounded shape. This style was used on bicycles as well as automobiles.
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balloon tire — balloon′ tire n. aum a broad tire filled with air at low pressure, used esp. in bicycles and early automobiles • Etymology: 1890–95 … From formal English to slang
balloon tire — n. a wide, deep walled pneumatic tire with relatively low air pressure to lessen the shock of bumps … English World dictionary
balloon tire — noun : a pneumatic tire with a light flexible carcass and large cross section designed to provide cushioning through a large volume of air at low pressure * * * balˈloon tyre 7 [balloon tyre] (BrE) (NAmE … Useful english dictionary
balloon tire — noun Date: 1923 a flexible low pressure pneumatic tire with a large cross section designed to provide cushioning … New Collegiate Dictionary
balloon tire — a broad tire filled with air at low pressure for cushioning the shock of uneven surfaces: used on road vehicles such as bicycles and early automobiles. [1890 95] * * * … Universalium
balloon tyre — noun A large pneumatic tyre of low pressure • • • Main Entry: ↑balloon * * * balˈloon tyre 7 [balloon tyre] (BrE) (NAmE … Useful english dictionary
Tire — This article is about tires used on road vehicles, including pneumatic tires and solid tires. For railroad tires, see railway tires. For other uses, see tire (disambiguation) or tyre.Tires, or tyres (in American and British English, respectively) … Wikipedia
tire — The rubber part of the wheel which contacts the ground. The construction can be bias plybias belted or radial. The plies are made of rayon, nylon, and polyester. Belting can be fiberglass steel, or kevlar. The rest of the tire is hard rubber. See … Dictionary of automotive terms
tire — Synonyms and related words: annoy, apparel, array, attire, balloon tire, be infinitely repetitive, be tedious, beat, bedeck, bedrape, belted bias tire, belted radial tire, bias tire, blow, bore, bother, break down, bundle up, burden, burn out,… … Moby Thesaurus
tire — I n. AE; BE spelling: tyre 1) regal tire 2) in tire (to dine in regal tire) 1) to deflate; inflate a tire 2) to mount a tire 3) to change; patch, repair; recap; retread a tire 4) to crisscross, rotate tires (to reduce wear) 5) to slash a tire 6)… … Combinatory dictionary