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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
First recorded in 1620-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Palmer and she walking about, and the boy lying on his hot bed!

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When risen, fill your waffle-irons with the batter, bake them on a hot bed of coals.

  • They are hard to germinate, and need to be started in pots or in a hot bed.

    Talks about Flowers. M. D. Wellcome
  • Such seedlings may then be carried forward in hot bed or cold frame.

    The Tomato Paul Work
  • Peter got out of his hot bed on to his hot floor, and made for the bathroom.

    The Lee Shore

    Rose Macaulay
  • They were afforded every advantage by being grown in a hot bed.

    Among the Forces

    Henry White Warren
  • One day shortly after, Wyeth happened in at the druggist's place, the hot bed of argument.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • In the meantime have a hot bed of coals, then dust a little flour on the bottom of one of your frying pans.

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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