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hot rodalso hot-rod (hŏt′rŏd′)
An automobile that has been rebuilt or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.
[Possibly in reference to the modified camshaft of such automobiles, or to the rods connecting the pistons to the crankshaft (whose bearings frequently failed in early automobiles modified for speed), or possibly from shortening and alteration of roadster (all perhaps influenced by earlier hot rod, gangster who carries a gun).]
hot rodder, hot′-rod′der n.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Automotive Engineering) a car with an engine that has been radically modified to produce increased power
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.
v.i. -rod•ded, -rod•ding.
1. to drive a hot rod.
2. Informal. to drive very fast.
hot′ rod′der, n.
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