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hot-wire



Pronunciation: (
v.hot'wīur';
adj.hot'wīur"),
[key]
v., -wired, -wir•ing,
adj.


v.t.
Slang.to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by short-circuiting the ignition.

adj.
Elect., Engin.depending for its operation on the lengthening or increasing resistance of a wire when it is heated: hot-wire anemometer; hot-wire microphone.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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