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hot–wire

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verb \ˈhät-ˌwī(-ə)r\

Simple Definition of hot–wire

  • : to start (a car or the engine of a car) by connecting wires in the electrical system without using a key

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hot–wire

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to start (as an automobile) by short-circuiting the ignition system

1954

First Known Use of hot–wire

1954


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