[hot-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈhɒtˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
a bag, usually of rubber, for holding hot water to apply warmth to some part of the body, as the feet.
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. […]
noun 1. a tank or reservoir in which hot water is collected before being recirculated, especially condensed steam about to be returned to a boiler.
- Hot-wire anemometer
hot-wire anemometer See under anemometer.
[hot-wurk] /ˈhɒtˈwɜrk/ verb (used with object) 1. to work (metal) at a temperature high enough to permit recrystallization. verb 1. (transitive) to shape (metal) when hot