an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.
Other definitions for hot-rod (2 of 2)
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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How to use hot rod in a sentence
Brand advertisers and agency execs Digiday spoke to for this story said Facebook is pushing advertisers to get on board with the server-side tracking tech, selling it as the shiny, new measurement data hot rod they ought to be driving.As Facebook pushes a replacement for its increasingly weak tracker, advertisers weigh privacy risk and reward | Kate Kaye | August 23, 2021 | Digiday
Although they called themselves “that little ol’ band from Texas,” ZZ Top grew into an international sensation by the early 1980s, launched to fame in part by extravagant tours and MTV music videos filled with hot rods and strutting young women.Dusty Hill, ZZ Top bassist with a legendary beard, dies at 72 | Harrison Smith | July 29, 2021 | Washington Post
This four-door sedan looks like a hot rod, sounds like a muscle car and drives like a high-performance speedster.
He says that if you had a hot rod in Detroit in 1963, you had to have a Hurst shifter or you were nowhere.
And I wouldn't want curators choosing Surgeon of the Year, or Top hot rod 2012.
These vintage hot rod racers were catnip to testosterone-pumped owner pilots.
Are we about to see a revisionist pushback on how hot rod has already been hanged, drawn, and quartered?
However, he has managed to leave Project hot rod operational while unattended.
"hot rod has been sabotaged," a frantic voice on the other end of the beam shouted in his ear without formalities.
The nearly four million pound mass of hot rod was slowly being left behind.
hot rod rolled on its center of gravity, and its beam-director mirror swung in a huge arc.
hot rod pressures insufficient to achieve your present apparent acceleration.
British Dictionary definitions for hot rod
a car with an engine that has been radically modified to produce increased power
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Other Idioms and Phrases with hot rod
An automobile modified to increase its speed and acceleration, as in Kids love to tinker with cars and try to convert them into hot rods. [Mid-1900s] Also see hopped up.
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