Definition of balloon tyre in English:

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balloon tyre



A large tyre containing air at low pressure for travel on soft or uneven surfaces.
Example sentences
  • The staff were very helpful and most difficulties were easily overcome, though we really needed a 4 x 4 wheelchair fitted with balloon tyres for the desert!
  • We've got these three-wheelers with balloon tyres.
  • I said ‘Yes, they used to call me balloon tyres’, because I'm not a tall man as you can see, but I got my legs strong, because I knew to be a runner you had to have something.



Example sentences
  • ‘Each day, with a backpack full of instruments, we rode across the salt on balloon-tyred motorbikes to the centre of the lake,’ says Ms Campbell.
  • The maximum speed was approximately 30 km/h, considered by the designers to be a speed that would not impair the life of a standard balloon-tyred bicycle.
  • They were able to negotiate the surface of the Lake with three-wheeled balloon-tyred Honda buggies and they had radio communication with Muloorina Station.
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