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whitewall (not comparable)
- (of a tyre/tire) Having white sidewalls
- 1987, “The Case of the Wool's Worth”, in The Jewish Law Review: The Mishnah on damages:
- Jake had just installed a radar detector and four new whitewall tires.
- 2007, George McNicholl, How to Rebuild Corvette Rolling Chassis 1963-1982:
- The UniRoyal Tiger Pay Touring whitewall tire is not a performance tire, but it is totally acceptable for street use.
- 2015, Neal Murphy, East Texas Serendipity: Discovering Stories, History, and Tales from an East Texan’s Perspective:
- I was shocked the other day when I Walmart that I could not find a whitewall tire for sale.
- (US, military) Describing a hair cut with a closely cropped back and sides and the hair on the top of the head left longer.
- 2007, Alexander Theroux, Laura Warholic: Or, The Sexual Intellectual:
- A weird elongated creature with a whitewall haircut who had the big head as well as hands and fat thighs of the acromegalic, he was an uninhibited cross-dresser suffering from Gender Identity Disorder who constantly appeared in frocks.
- 2011, Mike Stewart, A Clean Kill:
- A blond kid with a whitewall haircut and long, thin sideburns came over to stand beside the kid with the wimpy Roman do.
- 2016, Lee Child, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: A Jack Reacher Novel:
- With a whitewall crew cut, high and tight.
whitewall (plural whitewalls)
- A whitewall tyre / tire.
- 1967, Portnoy's complaint. 'She'd look two hun-erd percent better with the whitewalls...'
- 1947 June 20, Tide, page 25:
- Sales points you just have to snap on the whitewalls; they are easy to clean, can't scuff on curbs […]
- 2008, Joey Green, Joey Green's Fix-It Magic: More Than 1,971 Quick-and-Easy Household Solutions Using Brand-Name Products:
- To clean whitewalls on tires, spray Easy-Off Oven Clearn on the whitewalls, wait two minutes, and then rince off with a high pressure hose.
- 2009, William Kloefkorn, Breathing in the Fullness of Time:
- They owned two of the largest houses in town; and they drove the latest Chevrolets available, 1941 models, both cars still sporting whitewall tires, which meant that the man who said he hadn't seen a whitewall since Hector was a pup was perhaps stretching the truth.
- (Britain, dialect, Northamptonshire, rare) The spotted flycatcher.
- 1885, Charles Swainson, Provincial Names and Folk Lore of British Birds, volume 32, Spotted flycatcher:
- White wall (Northants).
- 1903, The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia:
- The beam-bird, Muscicapa grisola; the spotted flycatcher. Also whitewall, white-bird.
- 1905, Alexander Robert Forbes, Gaelic Names of Beasts (Mammalia), Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, Etc:
- Wall bird, wall-plat, white base, whitewall.