Definition of spare tire in English:

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spare tire

noun

1An extra tire carried in a motor vehicle for emergencies.
Example sentences
  • By Feb. 23, at least 20 truck and car tires - including spare tires mounted on the front and back of trucks - had been pierced by a sharp instrument, possibly an ice pick.
  • Take water and a spare tire, and make sure that someone back at the hotel knows if you're going to try to trek all the way to the Marine landing site.
  • Check your spare tire and make sure you have one.
1.1 informal A roll of fat around a person’s waist.
Example sentences
  • I set myself a program of losing weight and getting rid of the spare tyre around the waist.
  • Men's health magazines, for example, repeatedly run exhortations containing ways to lose love handles and spare tires so their stomachs will come to resemble those featured prominently on every single self-esteem-battering cover.
  • People with serious spare tires around their middle do win bowling tournaments.

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