hot–wire

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verb \ˈhät-ˌwī(-ə)r\

Definition of hot–wire

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

First Known Use of hot–wire

1947


HOT–WIRE Defined for English Language Learners

hot-wire

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Definition of hot–wire for English Language Learners

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

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