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[hot-rod] /ˈhɒtˈrɒd/ Slang.

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

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


: 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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