(of steel or wrought iron) brittle when heated, usually due to high sulfur content.
[hot-shot] /ˈhɒtˌʃɒt/ Slang. adjective 1. highly successful and aggressive: a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec. 2. displaying skill flamboyantly: a hotshot ballplayer. 3. moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast: a hotshot express. noun, Also, (for defs 4, 6). 4. an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person. 5. Railroads. an express […]
[hot shot for 1; hot shot for 2] /ˈhɒt ˈʃɒt for 1; ˈhɒt ˌʃɒt for 2/ noun 1. incandescent shot fired to set enemy ships or buildings on fire. 2. (defs 4, 6). modifier noun phrase
[hot-spot] /ˈhɒtˌspɒt/ verb (used with object), hot-spotted, hot-spotting. 1. to stop (a forest fire) at a . noun 1. a country or region where dangerous or difficult political situations exist or may erupt, especially where a war, revolution, or a belligerent attitude toward other countries exists or may develop: In the 1960s, Vietnam became a […]
noun 1. a thermal spring having water warmer than 98°F (37°C): the water is usually heated by emanation from or passage near hot or molten rock. noun 1. a natural spring of mineral water at a temperature of 21°C (70°F) or above, found in areas of volcanic activity Also called thermal spring hot spring A […]