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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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Moreover, major airlines and commercial operations often depend on retreads to reduce this consistent maintenance cost.
SALES of new cars are still holding up surprisingly well despite the global downturn, but within a few years of their purchase, how many of them will be running on retread tyres?
He added that the new factory can retread most sizes of tyres.
According to the Tire Retreading Information Bureau, 18.6 million retreaded tires were sold in North America in 2006 with more than $3 billion in sales.
H&O supplies precure retreaded tires to a network of about 50 dealers throughout Oregon; it doesn't sell directly to consumers.
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.
First of all, infrastructure is a key factor in the uptake and methodical use of retreads. If road conditions are generally poor, then tire failure will be high.
Dan Johnson, superintendent-manager of the Alger County Road Commission, also had strong praise for the retreads. He said, "They are simply the best tire you can buy, we haven't found a new tire that can match their traction.
2nd Raising the skills of all employees on the basis of new technologies in the production of cold retreads.
Successful commercialization of retreads by water-cement is considered as a technological breakthrough, as it leads to the elimination of huge amounts of VOC use and emission to the atmosphere.
Coordinator Lindsey Jones, said: ``This is the preferred solution for dealing with used tyres in most people's eyes, and we've got a number of companies in Wales who are already making reusable tyres in this way, including two in North Wales - Major Retreads and Castle Retreads in Wrexham.'' She added: ``We need to support these companies to sell more, and get organisations to understand that retread tyres are equal in terms of performance and safety.''
Only "mold cure" retreads will be accepted in off road applications.
Typical costs for retread radial tire products (not including the casing cost) are, with approximately 90 percent of the retreads being produced as precures (ref.
New bus tyres and bus tyre retreads were supplied and monitored at each depot with the best results & service being considered as the leading factor contributing to the tender award.
Session 3 will include the following presentations: "Retreading: Where we have been and where we are going--a look at the economic and environmental benefits retreads offer," Harvey Brodsky, Tire Retread Information Bureau; "The retreading of military tires--the IDF experience," Jacob Peled, Pelmar Engineering Ltd.; "The future of tire derived aggregate (TDA)," Dana N.