hot-rod

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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