Definition of balloon tire in English:

balloon tire

Syllabification: bal·loon tire

noun

  • A large tire containing air at low pressure.
    More example sentences
    • Small balloon tires were wrapped in aluminum spats and the tires were the sole shock absorbers.
    • Extrapolating the ‘wider and softer is better ‘logic, we should be seeing Lance in the Tour riding balloon tires pumped up to 20 psi.
    • It meant General Assignment Slot, but I always thought of a Gas Lot, some black-and-white corner station from a 20s Disney cartoon with vacuum pumps and Model Ts with patched balloon tires.

Derivatives

balloon-tired

adjective
More example sentences
  • The balloon-tired vehicles sometimes come within 130 feet of the bears and stay near them for as long as two hours.
  • It's my latest pet, a Schwinn Model B10 - E Motorbike, the first balloon-tired bicycle sold in America.
  • If you've never crossed the sand to the water's edge, the balloon-tired chairs can be a real adventure.

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