Definition of hot box in English:

hot box

Syllabification: hot box


  • 1 Railroads An overheated axle box or journal box.
    More 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.

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