hot rod


Definition of hot rod

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

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Some tour goers dart right from the driveway and through a cool breezeway between a garage and an extra tall workshop -- that could shelter an RV or be a scaled-down showroom for a hot rod collection -- to reach the backyard., "2019 Street of Dreams: A new farmhouse with his and her sheds rises in Wilsonville," 1 Aug. 2019 Things to do: For the past 18 years, hot rods roar into town Friday nights for Cruisin’ Grand, a free event, which runs six months out of the year. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Escondido: Once a no man’s land, city has a rich history and bright future," 28 June 2019 The three seniors painted it cherry red, like a hot rod car. Catalina Righter,, "Winters Mill Students build furniture for animals in need," 24 July 2019 But unlike old hot rods, baseball cards of value must remain untouched over time to maintain their worth, longtime dealers and collectors say., "Baseball card collectors suspect rampant fraud in their hobby," 19 July 2019 But unlike old hot rods, baseball cards of value must remain untouched over time to maintain their worth, longtime dealers and collectors say. Jacob Bogage,, "Baseball card collectors suspected rampant fraud in their hobby. Now the FBI is investigating.," 18 July 2019 Cruise downtown Encinitas to see hundreds of hot rods, woodies and other classic and vintage vehicles. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Brother Benno’s volunteers help ‘Stamp out Hunger’," 18 July 2019 That is almost exactly what happened, minus the premeditated intent to steal the hot rod. Ariana Romero,, "R29 Binge Club: Netflix’s Trinkets Recap," 15 June 2019 Finally, there will be a classic-car showcase of hot rods will take over the arts plaza 6-9 p.m. Phillip Valys,, "Woodstock ‘Summer of ’69’ bringing groovy flower power to Pompano Beach," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of hot rod

1943, in the meaning defined above

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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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: an automobile rebuilt for high speed and fast acceleration

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