hot rod


Definition of hot rod

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

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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 Along with classic cars and hot rods, there will be food and crafts including tri-tip sandwiches. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, "Campbell community briefs for the week of June 28," 23 June 2019 ENCINITAS Cruise Night features hot rods, classic cars Encinitas Cruise Night is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday on South Coast Highway 101 between D and K streets. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Girl Scouts donate trash sorting cans to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens," 17 June 2019 Upon completing their lap around the square, the pirates, pipers and hot rods, along with the spectators, move en masse the short distance to the Town Dock for the annual Blessing of the Fleet. Cathy Alter, Washington Post, "Connecticut’s last commercial seaport — Stonington — shines in Mystic’s shadow," 7 June 2019 There will be live music from a handful of favorite Texas bands and special VIP parking for hot rods and choppers. Heidi Van Horne, Houston Chronicle, "Heidi's customs & classics: Friends, fans invited to 19th annual Outkasts Car Club celebration," 19 Jan. 2018 Inside the auto shop, an old 1990s Mustang GT is suspended on a lift, another, newer model sits toward the back of the shop, and a hot rod, designed by students, rests under covers. Hasan Dudar, Detroit Free Press, "This Dearborn high school looks like a castle," 27 June 2018 Yet, in keeping with The Handmaid’s Tale’s most upsetting habit, June isn’t allowed take that hot rod and break out of America with her unborn child forever. Ariana Romero,, "The Handmaid's Tale Needed Oprah As Much As We Do," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of hot rod

1943, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hot rod was in 1943

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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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