hot rod


Definition of hot rod

: an automobile rebuilt or modified for high speed and fast acceleration

Examples of hot rod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tom Gale, 77, a retired executive vice president and head of design at Chrysler from Bay Harbor, Mich., on his 2001 Chrysler Prowler and 1933 custom Ford hot rod, as told to A.J. Baime. A.j. Baime, WSJ, "Meet the Prowler: The Bizarro Tribute to Hot Rods," 30 June 2020 Traeger Eastwood 22 Wood Pellet Grill The Traeger Eastwood 22 Wood Pellet Grill has steel-coated cooking grates to prevent food from sticking to the surface as well as a hot rod ignition for a quick lighting process. NBC News, "What to shop 2020: Best deals in June, according to an expert," 3 June 2020 Leo had this rental red convertible, some, like, hot rod car. Kaitlin Reilly,, "Claire Danes Remembers The Moment She Knew She Didn’t Want To Star In Titanic With Leonardo DiCaprio," 28 Jan. 2020 Hundreds of classic cars, hot rods, jalopies, motorcycles and some vehicles that defy description make a 140-mile drive from Seligman to Kingman and finally to Oatman and Topock. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "The best things to do in Arizona in 2020: A month-by-month guide to big adventures," 27 Dec. 2019 The event will showcase more than 800 cars, including a collection of five significant hot rods from the 20th century that has never been seen before east of the Rockies. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "These girls, women are about to be in the spotlight at 2020 Detroit Autorama," 26 Feb. 2020 New, old, preserved, restored or customized, the cars, trucks and hot rods are crowd-pleasers. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Vintage cars and hot rods shine in Pearland show," 25 Oct. 2019 Other car shows boast about new models, but Autorama has the oldies and goodies: hot rods, lowriders, crazy chrome, airbrushed art, wings, rims, pinstripes and more. Shannon Sutlief, Dallas News, "10 fun things to do the week of Feb. 14-20 in Dallas-Fort Worth," 13 Feb. 2020 Whether gearing up for a day at the auction, or celebrating the purchase of a new hot rod, all that excitement is likely to work up an appetite. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Going to the Barrett-Jackson car auction? Try these Scottsdale restaurants near WestWorld," 6 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of hot rod

1943, in the meaning defined above

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“Hot rod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of hot rod

informal : a car that has been changed so that it can be driven and raced at very fast speeds

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Kids Definition of hot rod

: an automobile rebuilt for high speed and fast acceleration

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