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Tyres and wheels and their parts

bald

adjective

a bald tyre is no longer safe to use because its surface is worn smooth

cartwheel

noun

a large wooden wheel from a cart

flange

noun

an edge that sticks out on a wheel so that it stays in the correct position

flat

adjective

a flat tyre does not have enough air in it

grip

noun

if shoes or tyres have grip, they hold a surface firmly and so do not slip

hub

noun

the part at the centre of a wheel

hubcap

noun

a metal cover for the central part of a wheel on a car

inner tube

noun

a rubber tube filled with air that fits inside a tyre

radial

noun

a type of car tyre with wires inside that make it firmer and safer

remold

the American spelling of remould

remould

noun

an old tyre that has been given a new surface

retread

noun

an old tyre with a new outer layer of rubber

snow chains

noun

chains that you fit over the tyres on a car so that you can drive safely over snow

spare

noun

a spare tyre

spare tire

the American spelling of spare tyre

spare tyre

noun

an extra wheel with a tyre on it that you keep in your car to use if a tyre gets damaged

spoke

noun

one of several thin metal bars that connect the centre of a wheel to the outside part

stud

noun

a piece of plastic or rubber, for example on the bottom of a boot or on a tyre, that prevents slipping

tire

the American spelling of tyre

tread

noun

the pattern of lines on the bottom of a shoe

tread

noun

the part of a tyre that touches the road

tyre

noun

a thick rubber cover that fits round the wheel of a bicycle, car, or other vehicle

wheel

noun

a round object that turns round and round to make a car, bicycle, or other vehicle move

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