One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A tyre inflated with air.
- ‘They point out that carts in other States have shifted to pneumatic tyres and axles with leaf-springs to lessen the load on the animals and enable faster transport.’
- ‘The Rover safety model, built at Coventry from 1885, had a rear-wheel chain drive and from 1888 pneumatic tyres could be fitted.’
- ‘Besides, animal-drawn vehicles that are fitted with pneumatic tyres would cause less road damage and accidents.’
- ‘It is an aluminium skateboard with four pneumatic tyres and a hand-held throttle.’
- ‘It eventually had pneumatic tyres fitted and electric lights.’
- ‘It has no efficient braking system, no pneumatic tyres, no clutch, lights or mirrors and has inadequate steering.’
- ‘John Dunlop, a Scottish veterinary surgeon, is credited with introducing the pneumatic tyre, manufacturing them first for bicycles in 1889.’
- ‘It was the first four wheeled petrol car to run on pneumatic tyres.’
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