Definition of inner tube in English:

inner tube

noun

  • 1A separate inflatable tube inside a pneumatic tyre.

    • ‘Early next morning we took the inner tubes and tyre to the garage to remove some bits of metal that had become embedded, and to patch the tyre again.’
    • ‘The robber stole a few cartons of cigarettes and some bicycle tyre inner tubes from their shop.’
    • ‘Instead of an inner tube the tyre has a rubber lining and the pressure of the beading against the rim of the wheel is claimed to give a seal which is proof against any escape of air.’
    • ‘We had fiery carbide lamps, trusty tyre inner tubes and a reputation to look after.’
    • ‘At the time she was trying to fit a new inner tube into her bike tyre, she'd obviously had a puncture.’
    • ‘The car's tyres were pneumatic but had no inner tube.’
    • ‘With a mere twist of the wrist he had the offending inner tube exposed and immediately pushed the valve sideways and showed me a tear in the rubber at that very spot.’
    • ‘These blowouts were not from the Kevlar tyres letting them down but simply from inner tubes exploding!’
    • ‘Just as John Boyd Dunlop invented the inner tube because he was tired of his bicycle tyres getting punctures, the tyre industry in the mid 90's began to look at ways to stop the problems caused by punctures.’
    • ‘This, however, tasted the way squid should - it was delicately marinated, rather than cloyingly covered in soy sauce, and had the texture of beautifully done scallops rather than over-cooked inner tubes.’
    • ‘I changed the inner tubes as it came with 'woods' type valves and I prefer schraeder.’
    • ‘New and used bike parts are also sold, including inner tubes and other basic items.’
    • ‘When my fingers smell of rubber solution and I have discovered the umpteenth miniscule hole in an inner tube, I reckon that my most significant lifetime achievement is to fix bicycle punctures.’
    • ‘Alternatively you can use disposable sinkers such as pebbles or wet sand tied inside lengths of bicycle inner tube or scrap pieces of metal such as old nuts and bolts if you can lay your hands on such things.’
    • ‘Sweet, I'll see if the inner tube is the problem.’
    • ‘The inner tube installed in the front tire of the 2001 Scout was undersized.’
    • ‘It took about 25 minutes from stopping until he arrived and the new inner tube had been pumped up.’
    • ‘After using a patch kit to repair the inner tube or replacing the tube altogether, pump up the inner tube until it is filled just enough that there are no creases left in the tube.’
    • ‘The students also performed basic maintenance, including changing tires, inner tubes and brake service free of charge.’
    • ‘The Michelin brothers used up their entire spare stock of 22 inner tubes on their Peugeot during the race.’
    1. 1.1A large inflatable circular tube for riding on water or snow.
      ‘we cruised down the river on inner tubes’
      • ‘Kids splash around on an inner tube.’
      • ‘He liked to be towed behind the boat himself, but wouldn't ski, just sit in an inner tube.’
      • ‘I really love drifting down a river in an inner tube.’
      • ‘You might see him floating on an inner tube on the Green River with a beer between his legs.’
      • ‘One day last August, Diana and I spent an afternoon floating a stretch of the river on an inner tube.’
      • ‘I wound up riding an inner tube down a winding river through a cave.’
      • ‘People pile into giant inner tubes and careen down the mountainside.’
      • ‘Remember, inflatable inner tubes and those water wings are not safety devices.’
      • ‘This scenic stretch of the White River has long been a haven for fishing, swimming, and floating on inner tubes.’
      • ‘Grab an inner tube, relax and cool off with a ride down the lazy river.’

Pronunciation

inner tube