[hot-shot] /ˈhɒtˌʃɒt/ Slang.
highly successful and aggressive:
a hotshot lawyer; a hotshot account exec.
displaying skill flamboyantly:
a hotshot ballplayer.
moving, going, or operating without a stop; fast:
a hotshot express.
noun, Also, (for defs 4, 6).
an impressively successful or skillful and often vain person.
Railroads. an express freight train.
(informal) an important person or expert, esp when showy
“important person,” 1933; see hot + shot (n.). It earlier meant “fast train” (1925), and “reckless person” (c.1600).
[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 […]
[hot-spur] /ˈhɒtˌspɜr/ noun 1. an impetuous or reckless person; a hothead. [pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/ noun 1. Sir Henry (“Hotspur”) 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader. 2. Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811. 3. Walker, 1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist. 4. a male given name, form of . /ˈhɒtˌspɜː/ noun 1. an […]