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hot cross bun a bunlike pastry marked with a cross of frosting, often associated with Lent.
hot dog a hot, cooked frankfurter or wiener usu. eaten in a soft bun. [3 definitions]
hotel a commercial establishment that provides overnight lodging, meals, and other services.
hotelier one who owns or manages a hotel.
hot flash a feeling of heat flooding over the body, esp. experienced by women during menopause.
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]