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hot bed

noun, Metalworking.
an area having rails or rolls on which rolled pieces are laid to cool.
Origin of hot bed
1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for hot bed
  • Harvard is a lot of things but a hot bed for racist, probably isn't anywhere near the top.
  • Ladle them over a hot bed of rice and you have a complete protein.
  • The super-hot bed material increased combustion efficiency by its direct contact with the fuel.
  • The super-hot bed material increases combustion efficiency by its direct contact with the fuel.
  • Herbicides and insecticides continued to be applied and sweet potato hot bed fumigations are underway.
  • The process flows are then switched, now feeding the inlet stream to the hot bed.
  • Sufficient was said cm the hot bed and window-box last month.
  • The flow is periodically reversed to continually feed the inlet stream to the hot bed.
  • The fluidized bed furnace or hot bed is where pyrolysis of the coatings takes place.
Slang definitions & phrases for hot bed

hot bed

n phr,n
  1. A bed used both day and night, by shifts of sleepers (1945+)
  2. A place that produces or is prominently rich in specified things: College these days is a hotbed of sobriety (1768+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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