hot rod definition by Webster's New World
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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
hot rod definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also hot-rodnoun Slang
An automobile that has been rebuilt or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.
- hotˈ-rodˌ verb
- hot rodder, hotˈ-rodˌder noun
hot rod - Phrases/Idioms
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.