hot rod definition

  • noun:
    • Slang a car that's been reconstructed or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.
    • Typically a passenger automobile altered to run and/or accelerate quicker. The expression works extremely well generically to utilize to any vehicle, truck, or bike (et al.) altered for increased speed and/or performance. It would likely also be used to particularly explain and reference modified cars through the initial (or standard) era of "hot rods", post World War II and before 1960.
    • a motor vehicle customized to increase its speed and acceleration
  • verb:
    • A colloquialism and slang term always relate to the work of modifying a car for enhanced driving overall performance, top speed, and/or to speed up faster.

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