hotbox

or hot box

[ hot-boks ]
/ ˈhɒtˌbɒks /
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noun Railroads.

a journal box overheated by excessive friction of an axle as a result of inadequate lubrication or the presence of foreign matter.

Nearby words

  1. hot-wire,
  2. hot-wire anemometer,
  3. hot-work,
  4. hotan,
  5. hotbed,
  6. hotch,
  7. hotcha,
  8. hotchkiss,
  9. hotchpot,
  10. hotchpotch

Origin of hotbox

First recorded in 1835–45; hot + box1

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