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sew-up

sew-up  n.— «Race on Tubular tires, also known as “sew-ups”—When I was a young buck in college I actually got into a bit of serious cycling and raced for a while. It wasn’t long before I realized that all of the fast guys...

dually

dually  n.— «Michelin also debuted its BFGoodrich Commercial T/Aall season tire, size LT235/65R18, as a plus-two fitment size to replace the LT225/75R16 LRD or LRE and the LT215/85R16 LRD or LRE currently offered for dually pick-up trucks...

dead cat hole

dead cat hole  n.— «The space between wheel and surrounding fender or wheel well suggests the jounce of the car. The intervening space between tire and wheel well is sometimes called the dead cat hole, according to Peter Davis, director of...

rat hole

rat hole  n.— «The intervening space between tire and wheel well is sometimes called the dead cat hole, according to Peter Davis, director of interior design for global compact utility vehicles at G.M. More colorful and less formal terms...

stump dump

stump dump  n.— «Mayor Craig B. Henrici said he is negotiating for the new owner to remove what is commonly called the “stump dump” from the former Meadowbrook Golf Course. The stump dump is made up of soil, debris and wood...

run-flat tire

run-flat tire  n.— «Pergantis said the Army uses what are called “run-flat” tires on some vehicles. They allow a vehicle some mobility even if the tires are flat. An airless tire is the next step, he said.» —“Airless Tire...

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