A person who walks a horse after a race or strong exercise in order to cool it off gradually: She has worked at the King Ranch and at Churchill Downs as a ”hotwalker” grazing thoroughbreds (1960s+ Horse racing)
noun, Informal. 1. trouble; a predicament: His skipping classes will get him into real hot water when exam time comes. n. c.1400, literal; 1530s in figurative sense of “trouble.” noun phrase Difficulty; trouble; embarrassment: got herself into hot water by marrying a Siamese prince (1875+) Related Terms in hot water Trouble or difficulty, as in […]
- Hot-water bag
[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/ noun 1. a bag, usually of rubber, for holding hot water to apply warmth to some part of the body, as the feet.
- Hot-water bottle
[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/ noun 1. a bag, usually of rubber, for holding hot water to apply warmth to some part of the body, as the feet. noun 1. a receptacle, now usually made of rubber, designed to be filled with hot water, used for warming a bed or parts of the body
[verb hot-wahyuh r; adjective hot-wahyuh r] /verb ˈhɒtˈwaɪər; adjective ˈhɒtˌwaɪər/ verb (used with object), hot-wired, hot-wiring. 1. Slang. to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by short-circuiting the ignition. adjective 2. Electricity, Engineering. depending for its operation on the lengthening or increasing resistance of a wire when it is heated: hot-wire anemometer; hot-wire microphone. […]