noun Date: 1848 a journal bearing (as of a railroad car) overheated by friction

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  • Hotbox — or hot box may refer to: * Hot box, an overheated journal box on a railroad car * Hot Box (asphalt), An insulated, heated container used for storing hot asphalt * The Box (torture), also called a sweatbox; a form of torture and penal punishment… …   Wikipedia

  • hotbox — ☆ hotbox [hät′bäks΄ ] n. an overheated bearing on an axle or shaft …   English World dictionary

  • hotbox — /hot boks /, n. Railroads. a journal box overheated by excessive friction of an axle as a result of inadequate lubrication or the presence of foreign matter. Also, hot box. [1835 45; HOT + BOX1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hotbox — 1. noun a) A container maintained at elevated temperatures in order to heat or cook its contents. b) (Mechanical) An overheated shaft bearing. 2. verb a) To smoke …   Wiktionary

  • hotbox — hot′box or hot′ box n. rai a journal box on a railroad car overheated by excessive friction • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • hotbox — /ˈhɒtbɒks/ (say hotboks) noun 1. an overheated journal box, on a railway carriage or locomotive, caused by the friction of a rapidly revolving axle. 2. Colloquial a room or building which has become uncomfortably hot from the heat of the sun, an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • hotbox — noun a journal bearing (as of a railroad car) that has overheated • Hypernyms: ↑journal bearing * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun 1. : a journal bearing (as of a railroad car) overheated by friction 2. : sweatbox 2 * * * /hot boks /, n. Railroads. a journa …   Useful english dictionary

  • HotBox Jamaica — (Priory,Ямайка) Категория отеля: Адрес: 120 Clementine Road, 00000 Priory, Ямайка …   Каталог отелей

  • Hotbox (baseball) — Hotbox is a baseball drill or mini game that can be played with three or more players and two to four bases. In the drill, one fielder plays near each of the bases and the rest of the players are runners, who begin on any base. The fielders… …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Hatchard — of Hotbox Studios Mark Hatchard (born 24 July 1978) is a director of the Hotbox Studios animation and design company and is involved with the contemporary arts and music festival group, Festival Republic, through Hotbox Studios sister company… …   Wikipedia

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