Definition of balloon tyre in English:

balloon tyre


  • A large tyre containing air at low pressure for travel on soft or uneven surfaces.

    • ‘We've got these three-wheelers with balloon tyres.’
    • ‘It has four wheels with large balloon tyres, an unstressed 130 kW, 4 litre six cylinder engine and a five speed manual gearbox in which fifth gear is very, very rarely called for.’
    • ‘The staff were very helpful and most difficulties were easily overcome, though we really needed a 4 x 4 wheelchair fitted with balloon tyres for the desert!’
    • ‘I said ‘Yes, they used to call me balloon tyres’, because I'm not a tall man as you can see, but I got my legs strong, because I knew to be a runner you had to have something.’


balloon tyre