n.— «Once disgraced, now embraced, rat rods are becoming one of the hottest trends among backyard mechanics since the tail fin. Also called the primer job, lowbuck, or rat-a-billy, rat rods are used cars with attitude. They are often Frankensteinian amalgams of old cars put together—the cheaper and dowdier, the better.» —“Backstory: No paint, no problem” by Patrik Jonsson in Greer, S.C. Christian Science Monitor (Boston, Mass.) Nov. 28, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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