Meaning of hot-wire
Pronunciation: (v.hot'wīr'adj.hot'wīr&sec), [key]
— v., adj. -wired, -wir•ing,
- to start the engine of (a motor vehicle) by short-circuiting the ignition.
- depending for its operation on the lengthening or increasing resistance of a wire when it is heated: hot-wire anemometer; hot-wire microphone.
- hot-wire (Thesaurus)