spare tyre

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NounEdit

spare tyre (plural spare tyres)

  1. An extra tyre carried in case one of the vehicle's tyres is damaged or deflated.
    Synonym: spare wheel
  2. (idiomatic) A large paunch and rolls of fat around the waist.

Usage notesEdit

  • Spare tyre is generally a misnomer, as almost all vehicles actually carry an entire wheel with a tyre mounted on it as a spare.

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