hot link

noun

plural hot links
1
: hyperlink
By clicking on highlighted words, called hot links, you're instantly taken to other Internet sites that offer additional or related information.Victoria Von Biel
2
: a spicy sausage
With so many timid hot links on the barbecue scene, it was good to meet one that had actual texture and heat to it—plus snap to the bite.Allen Pierleoni
hot-link verb

Examples of hot link in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rest of the menu included appetizers of potato salad, hot links, and gumbo; and a dessert of lemon-curd pie. Peggy Orenstein, The New Yorker, 5 Sep. 2023 But don’t skip the pork ribs or housemade hot links. Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 The German Delight, a hot link sausage with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, mayonnaise, horseradish mustard and coleslaw on a deli roll, will remain on the menu at Terri Lynn’s after the recent ownership change. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, 1 June 2023 The aggressively salty and snappy hot links make a fine partner for the rib tips, and it’s all set atop a bed of crinkle-cut fries. Nick Kindelsperger, Chicago Tribune, 10 Apr. 2023 Entrées include bacon avocado toast, beef brisket breakfast burrito, steak and eggs, country biscuits and gravy, and the Hog Wild Breakfast Bowl, featuring breakfast potatoes, eggs, house smoked beef brisket, pork shoulder and diced hot link sausage and buttermilk biscuit. Elaine Rewolinski, Journal Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2023 Lightly brush or rub the hot links with the oil, place over indirect heat on the grill, cover and cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, flipping halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a hot link registers 150 degrees. Washington Post, 11 June 2021 The hot dog spot’s best-seller is the Kyoto fire: a hot link piled with fried onions, habanero peppers, teriyaki sauce, jalapeños and furikake. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2021 Horn uses the time to run through experiments in his mind: what kind of salt would taste best smoked, how the earthiness of a particularly rub could work well with the spice of a separate batch of hot links. SFChronicle.com, 2 July 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of hot link was in 1907

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“Hot link.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hot%20link. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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