Hot-rod



[hot-rod] /ˈhɒtˈrɒd/ Slang.

verb (used without object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
1.
to drive a hot rod.
2.
to drive very fast.
verb (used with object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
3.
to drive (a vehicle) very fast.
4.
to adapt (a vehicle or its engine) for increased speed.
noun, Slang.
1.
an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.
noun
1.
a car with an engine that has been radically modified to produce increased power
n.

also hot rod, 1945, American English, from hot + rod, apparently in a sense of “hunk of metal” (the cars also were called hot iron).

modifier

: hot-rod manual/ hot-rod club

noun phrase

An automobile modified to increase its speed and acceleration, as in Kids love to tinker with cars and try to convert them into hot rods. [ Mid-1900s ]
Also see: hopped up

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