or hot box
- a journal box overheated by excessive friction of an axle as a result of inadequate lubrication or the presence of foreign matter.
Origin of hotbox
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Examples from the Web for hotbox
The hotbox atmosphere Jones promotes seems to bring out the unhinged in the elected officials who come on with him.‘Armed Mafia Are Stalking Us’—Conspiracy Peddler Alex Jones Melts Down
January 8, 2013
I hope you made no mistake in rejecting that book of Mrs. Hotbox.
It is the five minutes' sleep and the good laugh that keep his brain from becoming a hotbox—he gets his rest!Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14
Mr. Weil, who knew both the gentlemen well, inquired what they thought of Mrs. Hotbox's production.
A hotbox delayed it thirty minutes on one occasion but it was carefully watched.Birdseye Views of Far Lands
James T. Nichols