spare tyre

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spare tyre

1. an additional tyre, usually mounted on a wheel, carried by a motor vehicle in case of puncture
2. Brit slang jocular a deposit of fat just above the waist
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Afogun noted that the major offences that most of the traffic offender violated were non-installation of the speed limiting device and use of expired and wore-out tyres or no spare tyres.
"Do you have a spare tyre?" a tall dark handsome man asked me at the weekend.
Q I HAVE just purchased a new car and discovered it does not have a spare tyre. I called the garage and they said there is a repair kit in the boot but no tyre, and claimed this is standard.
In response to that trend, Bridgestone is confident that its third-generation run-flat tyres will significantly advance the use of run-flat tyres by original equipment manufacturers, thereby accelerating the elimination of spare tyres (emergency-use tyres) in passenger vehicles.
Police doctors carried out a routine examination for injuries and found the bullet lodged in the spare tyres around roly poly Rolf's waist.
Frighteningly, over 80 per cent of spare tyres are either flat or badly deflated.
Slapping a heavy penalty on those parents who persist in giving their kids junk food wouldn't only help halt the obesity epidemic, but would leave them less spare cash to feed into their wee porkers' spare tyres.
LOOSE change for parking meters and a good road map, rather than spanners and spare tyres, are the most essential tools for a driver's in-car survival kit, a new survey shows.
There's more spare tyres on show in Canton than at a Kwikfit open day while mothers collecting their kids from Gabalfa school look more like Mr Blobby than Britney.
Mechanics at TW Tyres in Paynes Lane will show women how to fit spare tyres and how to carry out basic condition checks on their car, including oil and water checks.
These systems, developed independently over recent years by various tyre manufacturers, are designed to replace spare tyres. In case of punctures or rapid loss of pressure, cars fitted with such tyres can continue to be driven sometimes for several hundred kilometres, until drivers find a suitable garage.
Tenders are invited for Procurement of tyre type automatic flexible cushion couplings and spare tyres for SDW Okhla.