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tire iron

[′tīr ‚ī·ərn]
(design engineering)
A single metal bar having bladelike ends of various shapes to insert between the rim and the bead of a pneumatic tire to remove or replace the tire.
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The most important artifact that Ted wields in the service of Ormazd is Aaron Northrup's tire iron, a remnant from the old Millgate that has been transformed by Ahriman's illusion into a ball of string.
To save your back, place the tire iron on each lug nut so the handle is in the 9 o'clock position.
The occupants of the car took the tire iron away and beat up Sliger.
Vitamins are like tire irons. Without a tire iron, you can't change a tire.
To dispose of "the body," Garrett impales Megan with a tire iron, killing her for real.
After Jack's wife tells Ermis that Jack died following an accident while changing a tire, Proulx writes: "He [Ennis] didn't know which way it was, the tire iron [assault] or an accident." In the movie, this confusion is represented by Ennis having visual flashes as he projects his own childhood memories on to Jack's death.
Step 2: Get the stuff you're gonna need: the spare tire (let's hope you have one of these and that it has air), the jack (thing that lifts the car), a tire iron (crow-bar-looking thing or a shiny cross-shaped thing), an optional pipe (also called a cheater bar--it's for better leverage, but you don't really need this), optional wheel chocks (this is an item that will keep your car from rolling and is also not entirely necessary) and gloves (these will protect your nails).
At this point, I believe she was reaching to press the panic button under the desk that would have summoned a man with no neck holding a tire iron to her aid.
When Ennis seemingly imagines the death he visualizes three men killing Jack with a tire iron, an item which was visually referenced by Ang Lee throughout the film as further foreshadowing.
Prying loose frozen lug nuts was Roy's greatest difficulty, until Domingo showed him how to use an acetylene torch to heat the bolts before attempting to turn them with a tire iron. "Cuidado con la lanzallamas," Domingo told Roy.
While Zoucha unlocked the door to place her bags inside the car, she was struck from behind with a tire iron. She suffered an open skull fracture and other severe injuries resulting in cognitive impairment such as difficulty with speech and thought formation.
'My father was beaten there with a tire iron in the summer of 1964,' I wrote."