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tire iron

a short length of steel with one end flattened to form a blade, used as a crowbar for removing tires from wheel rims.
Origin of tire iron
1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tire iron
  • Well-meaning laments about violence in the media usually leave me wanting to bash someone upside the head with a tire iron.
  • Equip your car for the trip with the tools you'd need for making basic fixes, such as a spare tire, jack and tire iron.
  • And when she does, her father may come looking for you with a tire iron.
  • What the priest got instead, police say, was a tire iron to the head.
  • The agents also found a tire iron and rope in the back of the van.
  • Minutes later, the defendant pried open the back door of the house with a tire iron.
  • Investigators found a gas cap under the driver's seat and a tire iron and cross bar in the back seat.
  • One of the individuals was wielding what the complainant thought to be a tire iron but was in fact a large machete.
  • So do items such as a spare tire or tire iron, which are normal equipment for a vehicle to carry.
  • The trucker stepped out of his semi cab gripping a tire iron and a lug wrench.

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