michelin

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Michelin (French miʃəlɛ̃)
 
n
André (ɑ̃dre). 1853--1931, French industrialist; founder, with his brother Édouard Michelin (1859--1940), of the Michelin Tyre Company (1888): the first to use demountable pneumatic tyres on motor vehicles

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Michelin
type of tires, 1902, in ref. to Fr. motor vehicle manufacturers André (1853-1931) and Édouard (1859-1940) Michelin, who first made the tires.
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