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retread

1. noun, slang A person who is no longer successful or relevant in their career. He's just a retread with no political clout these days, a loser who lost what should have been an easy election. She had a decent following back in the day, but it's clear by the paltry audiences she draws in now that she's just a retread now.
2. adjective, slang Of or relating to such a person. Now he's just a retread coach who couldn't get a job as an assistant coach on a little-league team. It didn't instill much confidence in shareholders when they brought on board a retread VP of sales who had run two prior businesses into the ground.

retread

(ˈritrɛd)
n. a burned-out person; a made-over person. Chuck is just a retread. He’s through.
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I present this overview of the retread process to make the point that aircraft retreads are not cheap repairs; rather they are fully certified, well-built products with decades of experience in both commercial and GA operations.
A senior manager at Bridgestone Taiwan says that the Japanese headquarters' decision to set up the tire retread plant is driven by its responsibility to protect the global environment, stressing that the tire retread factory in Taiwan will recycle only own-branded TBR tires from freighters for resale, as well as from tire shops.
Today, says BBTS, Brazil is the biggest market for retread tyres in Latin America, with an average annual movement of 7.5 million retread tyres.
a€?Fleets that are using reliable and durable new tyres will be able to retread the tyres at 50 per cent of the cost of a new tyre and get the performance is comparable to that of a new tyre.
"Retreaded tires cost approximately half the price of a new tire, and in some cases are guaranteed to achieve 80 to 100 per cent the life of a new tire."
Richard Carter, the trust's business development executive, said, 'I think the main reason businesses are reluctant to make the switch to retreads is the incorrect perception that the quality isn't as good, but this couldn't be further from the truth.
By the end of the program, Blocker had replaced about 80% of the tires in CDOT's fleet with retreads and accomplished Lupton's 5-year goal in just 1 year.
ONE of the leading suppliers of retreaded tyres to the motors port sector in Europe and Asia is to create up to 25 new jobs at a new manufacturing facility in Rhayader,Powys.
OTR is confident that with casings guaranteed, the lower hourly running costs for retread tyres will overcome resistance.
Dunlop has previously been supported by independent distribution and retreading partners in the Americas who distribute new tyres and retread the company's tyre casings for regional turboprops and jets.
The Brazilian market is supplied with both new and retread tyres whereas in the European Union there is no significant market for retreads.
The retread manufacturing plant at the company's Alfreton headquarters houses specialist equipment for retreading and remolding earthmover tires, including the capacity to retread 57-in.-diameter tires.
Tokyo, July 20, 2009 - (JCN) - Bridgestone Corporation has announced plans to build a new plant for the production of precure tread for retread tires.
Goodyear Dunlop Tyres has announced a further substantial investment in its Wolverhampton truck tyre retread site.
"Every tire we can retread keeps a vehicle running in this worldwide shortage," says Blake.