Meaning of hot rod

hot' rod"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Slang. Slang.
  1. an automobile specially built or altered for fast acceleration and increased speed.


Pronunciation: (hot'rod'), [key]
— v., -rod•ded, -rod•ding.
  1. to drive a hot rod.
  2. to drive very fast.
  1. to drive (a vehicle) very fast.
  2. to adapt (a vehicle or its engine) for increased speed.
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