Definition of Spare tire

1. Noun. Excess fat around the waistline.

Exact synonyms: Love Handle
Generic synonyms: Adipose Tissue, Fat, Fatty Tissue
Group relationships: Body, Torso, Trunk

Definition of Spare tire

1. Noun. (North America) An extra wheel or tire carried as a replacement in case of a flat. ¹

2. Noun. (North America idiomatic) Excess weight or fat accumulated near the waist. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spare Tire

spare-time activity
spare ball
spare change
spare part
spare parts
spare rib
spare ribs
spare room
spare someone's blushes
spare the rod and spoil the child
spare time
spare tire (current term)
spare tire well
spare tire wells
spare tires
spare tyre
spare tyre well
spare tyre wells
spare tyres
spare wheel

Literary usage of Spare tire

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"Although he took the gun that day at the hospital, it lay where he first put it, in the trunk of his damaged car under the spare tire. ..."

2. Pneumatic Tires, Automobile, Truck, Airplane, Motorcycle, Bicycle: An by Henry Clemens Pearson (1922)
"On small cars carrying only one spare tire the carrier often consists of a light ring supported on brackets, the spare tire and demountable rim being hung ..."

3. The Horseless Age (1909)
"Is the spare tire Superfluous? The necessity for constantly carrying, as a part of the emergency equipment of a car, one or more spare tire shoes is rather ..."

4. Commercial Catalogue Compiling: "How to ʻbuild' a Catalogue" by Seymour W. Waterhouse (1916)
"Spare-tire brackets. Locking tire-brackets. Spare-tire holder sockets. Spare-tire covers. Tire cases and trunks. Tire tools. Emergency sleeves, patches, etc ..."

5. Westward Hoboes: Ups and Downs of Frontier Motoring by Winifred Hawkridge Dixon (1921)
"But our spare tire was found to be locked, and the key was in one of our seven suitcases. All work ceased till by a miracle of memory we recalled that the ..."

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