verb (used with object), hot-spot·ted, hot-spot·ting.
- hot-stove league,
- hot-water bag,
- hot-water bottle
Origin of hot-spot
Origin of hot spot
- any local area of high temperature in a part of an engine, etc
- part of the inlet manifold of a paraffin engine that is heated by exhaust gases to vaporize the fuel
- a small area on the surface of or within a body with an exceptionally high concentration of radioactivity or of some chemical or mineral considered harmful
- a similar area that generates an abnormal amount of heat, as revealed by thermography
A place deep within the Earth where hot magma rises to just underneath the surface, creating a bulge and volcanic activity (see volcano). The chain of Hawaiian Islands (see Hawaii) is thought to have been created by the movement of a tectonic plate over a hot spot.