hotbox

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hot +‎ box

Noun[edit]

hotbox (plural hotboxes)

  1. A container maintained at elevated temperatures in order to heat or cook its contents.
  2. (engineering) An overheated shaft bearing.

Verb[edit]

hotbox (third-person singular simple present hotboxes, present participle hotboxing, simple past and past participle hotboxed)

  1. To smoke marijuana in a small confined area, such as the inside of a car, until it is full of smoke, thereby purportedly intensifying the drug's effects.
  2. To put out a cigarette just before entering a vehicle, then expel smoke in the vehicle.

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