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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An automobile that has been rebuilt or modified to increase its speed and acceleration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. 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.
  • v. 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a car modified to increase its speed and acceleration

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