from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Slit in a tire to drain away surface water and improve traction.
- n. (dialect) A drain.
- v. To cut grooves in tires.
- v. (UK) To drain, to filter through peat or reeds; to seep.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. See seep.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To ooze; trickle; soak through or out.
- To steep; soak.
(I think Cathy Seipp of blessed memory did the reverse — "sipe" instead of "seep.")
The best ones use a softer compound and a molded-in sipe--a strategically placed groove in addition to the normal tire tread to help carry the water out.
If you are interested in participating, contact the O.sipe Temple No. 65 at P.O. Box 1943 or call Bob Cosby at (229) 269-1681.