hot rod [hŏtˈrŏdˌ]
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- an automobile, usually an old one stripped of extraneous parts, adjusted or rebuilt for quick acceleration and great speed
- hot rodder
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also hot-rod noun Slang
An automobile that has been rebuilt or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.
- hot rodder, hotˈ-rodˌder noun
hot rod - Phrases/Idioms
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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