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Tyres and wheels and their parts

bald

adjective

a bald tire 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 tire does not have enough air in it

grip

noun

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

hub

noun

the part at the center 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 tire

radial

noun

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

remould

the British spelling of remold

remould

noun

a retread

retread

noun

an old tire with a new outer layer of rubber

spare

noun

a spare tire

spare tire

noun

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

spare tyre

the British spelling of spare tire

spoke

noun

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

stud

noun

a small piece of metal on a tire to prevent slipping on snow and ice

tire

noun

the rubber cover of a wheel, that is filled with air

tread

noun

the pattern of lines on the bottom of a shoe

tread

noun

the part of a tire that touches the road

tyre

the British spelling of tire1

wheel

noun

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

whitewall

noun

a tire with a wide white line painted on its side

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