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Noun: hot seat  hót seet
  1. An instrument of execution by electrocution; resembles an ordinary seat for one person
    "the murderer was sentenced to die in the hot seat";
    - electric chair, chair, death chair
  2. A difficult position where you are subjected to stress and criticism

Derived forms: hot seats

Type of: berth, instrument of execution, office, place, position, post, situation

Encyclopedia: Hot seat