Share this entry

Share this page

hot box

Syllabification: hot box

Definition of hot box in English:

noun

1 Railroads An overheated axle box or journal box.
Example sentences
  • Things they would watch for included smoke or fire from a hot box (wheel journal), shifted loads, and dragging equipment, evidenced by signs of freshly damaged ties etc. as seen from a rearward look.
  • At 6: 09 PM, I heard a defect detector at milepost 165.1 say that it found a hot box.
  • A hot box detector went off about 10 miles from Alpine.
2 another term for sweatbox (sense 1).

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…