hot' rod" Slang.
an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.
hot-rodPronunciation: (hot'rod'), [key]
—v., -rod•ded, -rod•ding.
to drive a hot rod.
to drive very fast.
to drive (a vehicle) very fast.
to adapt (a vehicle or its engine) for increased speed.
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