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hotfoot a practical joke in which a match is secretly placed between the upper and sole of someone's shoe and is lit. [3 definitions]
hothead a person who angers or loses his or her temper easily. [2 definitions]
hotheaded easily angered; quick-tempered. [2 definitions]
hothouse a heated glass building used to grow plants that require a constant warm temperature. [2 definitions]
hot line a direct communication system set up for use in times of emergency or crisis, esp. between heads of government. [2 definitions]
hot pepper any of numerous peppers having sharp, pungent flesh ranging from mild to very hot. [2 definitions]
hot plate a small, usu. electric, portable appliance for cooking or heating food.
hot potato (informal) a problem or issue that is troublesome or esp. difficult to handle.
hot-press to apply pressure and heat on (a material), to produce a desired effect such as a smooth finish. [2 definitions]
hot rod (informal) an automobile, often old, that has been radically modified, usu. for greater speed.
hot seat (informal) a trying circumstance or situation that causes one extreme discomfort, embarrassment, criticism, or the like.
hot spot (informal) a region of social or political unrest, potential violence, or the like. [4 definitions]
hot spring a natural, usu. mineral spring having water warmer than body temperature.
hotspur (cap.) in Henry IV by William Shakespeare, a fierce, impetuous warrior. [2 definitions]
hot-tempered having a short temper; easily angered.
Hottentot a people or member of a people of southern Africa thought to be related to the Bushmen and the Bantus. [3 definitions]
hot tub a large round tub, usu. of wood and often outdoors, used recreationally, as by several persons soaking together in hot water.
hot under the collar (informal) very angry or upset.
hotwalker one who walks racehorses after they have finished a race or workout, in order to cool them off.
hot war actual military combat; open warfare. (Cf. cold war.)
hot water (informal) a troublesome situation; dangerous circumstance; difficulty; predicament (usu. prec. by in, into or the like).