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flat tire

a pneumatic tire that has lost all or most of its air through leakage, puncture, or the like.
Older Slang. a dull or socially inept person.
Origin of flat tire
1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for flat tire
  • We will also teach some basic mechanics such as fixing a flat tire.
  • Tire fires, which can be caused by running on a flat tire, are a danger on vehicles equipped with dual tires.
  • Employees were servicing a flat tire mounted on a multi-piece wheel on a forklift truck.
  • Worker was repairing a flat tire on a welding cart on a roof.
  • Travel self-contained as there are no facilities or services provided, ie, be prepared to repair a flat tire or make repairs.
  • Check the automobile tires prior to traveling to try and avoid a flat tire situation.
  • One truck was taken out of service for having a flat tire.
  • Also pays labor charges, such as changing a flat tire, at the place where your car broke down.
  • Worker was changing a flat tire on a business trailer.
  • The firm received a call that a vehicle had pulled off on the shoulder with a flat tire.
Slang definitions & phrases for flat tire

flat tire

noun phrase

A tedious person; an insipid companion (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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