radial (ply) tire

n.
a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords running at right angles to the center line of the tread: it provides better handling, etc. than a bias ply tire

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • radial (ply) tire — or radial tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords running at right angles to the center line of the tread: it provides better handling, etc. than a bias ply tire …   English World dictionary

  • radial-ply tire — noun pneumatic tire that has radial ply casing • Syn: ↑radial, ↑radial tire • Hypernyms: ↑pneumatic tire, ↑pneumatic tyre * * * noun see radial tire …   Useful english dictionary

  • radial-ply tire — noun see radial II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • radial-ply — adjective of or relating to automobile tires that have a strip under the tread and relatively little stiffening in the sidewalls radial ply tires • Pertains to noun: ↑pneumatic tire …   Useful english dictionary

  • radial ply — The ply or plies used in tire in which the cords run at right angles to the bead and parallel to the tire radius. See radial tire …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • bias (ply) tire — or bias tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords in a crisscross pattern of lines diagonal to the center line of the tread: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE * * * …   Universalium

  • bias (ply) tire — or bias tire n. a motor vehicle tire having a foundation of plies of rubberized cords in a crisscross pattern of lines diagonal to the center line of the tread: see RADIAL (PLY) TIRE …   English World dictionary

  • radial — (adj.) 1560s, from M.L. radialis, from L. radius beam of light (see RADIUS (Cf. radius)). As a type of tire, attested from 1965, short for radial ply (tire) …   Etymology dictionary

  • radial — [rā′dē əl] adj. [< ML radialis: see RADIUS] 1. a) of or like a ray or rays; branching out in all directions from a common center b) having or characterized by parts that branch out in this way 2. of or situated like a radius 3. Anat. of or… …   English World dictionary

  • tire — tire1 [tīr] vi. tired, tiring [ME tiren < OE tiorian, to fail, be tired, prob. < Gmc * tiuzōn, to stay behind < IE * deus , to cease < base * deu , to move forward] 1. to become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through… …   English World dictionary

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