hot rod

noun Slang.
an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.

Origin:
1940–45, Americanism

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hot-rod

[hot-rod] Slang.
verb (used without object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
1.
to drive a hot rod.
2.
to drive very fast.
verb (used with object), hot-rodded, hot-rodding.
3.
to drive (a vehicle) very fast.
4.
to adapt (a vehicle or its engine) for increased speed.

Origin:
1945–50

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hot rod
 
n
a car with an engine that has been radically modified to produce increased power

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(hot) rod definition


  1. n.
    a car that has been customized for power and speed by the owner. : My rod'll outrun yours any day.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

hot rod

An automobile modified to increase its speed and acceleration, as in Kids love to tinker with cars and try to convert them into hot rods. [Mid-1900s] Also see hopped up.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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Example sentences
Here are two ways to increase horsepower and bring out your ride's inner hot
  rod.
But it's not entirely clear that a hot rod is really required here.
For example, a crew chief on a hot rod may also be involved in the tuning of
  the engine prior to the race.
In addition, such hot rod vehicles are often operated in a manner that causes
  tire squeal and excessively loud exhaust noise.
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