transitive verb-·wired·, -·wir·ing
transitive verbhot-wired, hot-wir·ing, hot-wires Informal
(third-person singular simple present hotwires, present participle hotwiring, simple past and past participle hotwired)
- Alternative spelling of hot-wire.
(third-person singular simple present hot-wires, present participle hot-wiring, simple past and past participle hot-wired)
- (slang) To start an automobile engine by bypassing the ignition key wiring