The Oxford English Dictionary suggests that the word derives from attire, while other sources suggest a connection with the verb to tie. The spelling tyre is used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand after being revived in the 19th century. Both tyre and tire were used in the 15th and 16th centuries, but tire became the settled term in the 17th century and tyre became obsolete. The United States did not adopt the revival of tyre, and tire is the only spelling currently used there and in Canada.
- (US, Canada) tire
tyre (plural tyres)
- (Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, UK) The ring-shaped protective covering around a wheel which is usually made of rubber or plastic composite and is either pneumatic or solid.
Tyre is one of the few words where Canadian usage prefers the US spelling over the British / Commonwealth spelling.
- pneumatic tyre
- spare tyre
|nominative||i tyre||e tyre||e tyre||e tyre|
|accusative||e tyre||e tyre||e tyre||e tyre|
|genitive/dative/ablative||të tyre||së tyre||të tyre||të tyre|