Hot-rod meaning

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An automobile that has been rebuilt or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.
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An automobile, usually an old one stripped of extraneous parts, adjusted or rebuilt for quick acceleration and great speed.
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Typically a passenger vehicle modified to run and/or accelerate faster. The term may be used generically to apply to any car, truck, or motorcycle (et al.) modified for increased speed and/or performance. It may also be used to specifically describe and refer to modified cars from the original (traditional) era of "hot rods", post World War II and prior to 1960.
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A colloquialism and slang term used to refer to the act of modifying a vehicle for enhanced driving performance, top speed, and/or to accelerate faster.

"Are you going to hot rod [the vehicle] or leave it stock?"

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