hotbox

noun
hot·​box | \ ˈhät-ˌbäks How to pronounce hotbox (audio) \

Definition of hotbox

: a journal bearing (as of a railroad car) overheated by friction

Examples of hotbox in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the hotbox environment of fall festivals, that kind of disapproval can spell disaster for a potential Oscar contender. David Sims, The Atlantic, 16 Sep. 2019 But engineers on the second train halted their progress to fix a hotbox. Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian, 22 June 2018

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First Known Use of hotbox

1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Hotbox.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hotbox. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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