hot rod

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hot rod ‎(plural hot rods)

  1. Typically a passenger vehicle modified to run and/or accelerate faster. The term may be used generically to apply to any car, truck, or motorcycle (et al.) modified for increased speed and/or performance. It may also be used to specifically describe and refer to modified cars from the original (or traditional) era of "hot rods", post World War II and prior to 1960.

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hot rod ‎(third-person singular simple present hot rods, present participle hot roding, simple past and past participle hot roded) or hotrod (slang)

  1. A colloquialism and slang term used to refer to the act of modifying a vehicle for enhanced driving performance, top speed, and/or to accelerate faster.
"Are you going to hot rod [the vehicle] or leave it stock?"

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