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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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To save your back, place the tire iron on each lug nut so the handle is in the 9 o'clock position.
This time, a cowled guest moves among the festivities wielding a modified tire iron that sports deadly multiple blades.
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.
Officer Rick Quintero said the man then charged the officer with a metal object believed to be a tire iron or crowbar.
While Zoucha unlocked the door to place her bags inside the car, she was struck from behind with a tire iron.
My father was beaten there with a tire iron in the summer of 1964,' I wrote.
Once the temperature of the solid loop was raised to the melting point, which is at 2,066F (1,130C), the temperature of the loop didn't increase because the energy was being used to satisfy the heat of fusion requirements to melt tire iron.
Kimani Ward is accused of beating Emily to death with a tire iron.
These include a flashlight, flares, tire gauge, tire iron, blanket, rags, battery cables, lug wrench and a gasoline can.
The offender was out of control, thrashing a tire iron and making violent threats.
Clegg used a tire iron to beat the victim and then drove a vehicle over her.
Silently, except for the rusty groans and creaks of the trunk, we both got the tire iron.