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hot US English

Having a high degree of heat or a high temperature

like a knife through butter US English

Very easily; without any resistance or difficulty

hot US Thesaurus

hot food

get hot US English

(Of an athlete or team) suddenly become effective

hot air US English

Empty talk that is intended to impress

hot box US English

An overheated axle box or journal box

hot-dip US English

Involving hot dipping; used for or applied by hot dipping.

hot dog US English

A frankfurter, especially one served hot in a long, soft roll and topped with various condiments

hot key US English

A key or a combination of keys providing quick access to a particular function within a program

hot mic US English

A microphone that is turned on, in particular one that amplifies or broadcasts a spoken remark that is intended to be private

hot pot US English

A casserole of meat and vegetables, typically with a covering layer of sliced potato

hot rod US English

A motor vehicle that has been specially modified to give it extra power and speed

hot saw US English

A power saw for cutting hot metal, such as rails and bars still hot from rolling.

hot set US English

(In metalworking) a chisel used for cutting iron or other metal while hot from the forge, often having a long handle perpendicular to the head by which it is held while struck, and typically made of less hard metal than a cold chisel.

hot tip US English

A very reliable prediction or piece of inside information

hot top US English

A refractory container for holding a reservoir of molten metal at the top of a mould during the solidification of an ingot, which can supply metal to fill the space lost by contraction of the ingot as it cools and thereby prevent pipe.

hot tub US English

A large tub filled with hot aerated water used for recreation or physical therapy

hot war US English

A war with active military hostilities

red-hot US English

(Of a substance) so hot as to glow red

hot tub US Thesaurus

soaking in the hot tub

hand-hot US English

(Of water) hot, but not too hot to put one’s hands into

hot ache US English

A pain felt in the hands when they are warmed after being very cold.

hot atom US English

An atom that has a very high kinetic or internal energy, usually as a result of a nuclear process.

hot beef US English

‘Stop thief!’.

hot blast US English

The practice of preheating the air forced into a blast furnace in order to improve the efficiency of working of the furnace; the blast of hot air so used.

hot-brain US English

An impetuous, rash, or reckless person.

hot brick US English

In plural on hot bricks: in a state of anxiety, agitation, or restlessness. Chiefly in similative phrase like a cat on hot bricks.

hot brush US English

An electrically heated hairbrush, designed to give curl and extra body to hair.

hot bulb US English

(In a semi-diesel engine) an uncooled chamber connected to the cylinder head which is maintained at a sufficiently high temperature to vaporize fuel oil injected into it prior to compression in the cylinder; any mass of metal that performs the same function in such an engine; frequently attributive.

hot bunk US English

A bunk or bed which is used by different people in turn, especially as part of a daily shift system.

hot chair US English

US slang = electric chair; compare sense A. 9h.

hot comb US English

A heated comb, especially one used to straighten curly hair.

hot damn US English

An intensified form of: ‘damn!’; expressing anger, alarm, excitement, etc.

hot date US English

A date with someone, offering prospects of a sexual encounter or a romantic relationship.

hot desk US English

(In an office) a desk allocated to a worker when required or on a rotating system, rather than belonging to a particular worker

hot-draw US English

To make by hot drawing, to draw while hot.

hot-drawn US English

(Of oil) extracted or expressed with the aid of heat; (of wire, tubing, etc.) obtained by hot drawing.

hot flash US English

A sudden feeling of feverish heat, typically as a symptom of menopause

hot flue US English

A pipe for hot water or steam.

hot flush US English

British term for hot flash.

hot foil US English

Designating printing machines and processes in which a thin layer of material (typically metal or plastic) is transferred to a surface by being stamped or pressed on to it using a heated die.

hot hand US English

Chiefly with capital initials. = hot cockles.

hot hatch US English

A high-performance hatchback car

hot-hoof US English

(Chiefly with reference to hoofed animals) with great speed or haste; also as adjective.

hot lake US English

A lake of naturally hot water, typically heated by subterranean volcanic activity.

Hot Lips US English

(A nickname for) an energetic or exciting jazz trumpeter.

hot melt US English

A hot and molten form of a substance which is usually solid at room temperature; (in later use also) an adhesive, coating, etc. which is applied in a heated molten state and which sets as it cools.

hot mess US English

A person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered, especially one that is a source of peculiar fascination

hot metal US English

A typesetting technique in which type is newly made each time from molten metal, cast by a composing machine

hot money US English

Capital that is frequently transferred between financial institutions in an attempt to maximize interest or capital gain

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