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HOT SEAT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hot seat mean? 

HOT SEAT (noun)
  The noun HOT SEAT has 2 senses:

1. an instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
2. a difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

  Familiarity information: HOT SEAT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HOT SEAT (noun)


Sense 1hot seat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

death chair; electric chair; hot seat; chair

Context example:

the murderer was sentenced to die in the chair

Hypernyms ("hot seat" is a kind of...):

instrument of execution (an instrument designed and used to take the life of a condemned person)


Sense 2hot seat [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("hot seat" is a kind of...):

berth; billet; office; place; position; post; situation; spot (a job in an organization)


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