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hot seat

Medspeak-UK
A popular term for the seat in which the candidate for a job or post sits and answers questions from the Appointments Committee.

Pathology
A position in some academic pathology departments that provides tentative diagnoses for tissues received from the previous day’s surgery and endoscopies. The hot seat reduces diagnostic turnaround time, allowing earlier patient management.
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CELTIC stepped up the hunt for Gordon Strachan's successor yesterday when Tony Mowbray was approached about taking over the Parkhead hotseat.
Others in the running include ex-Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson, former United States national team head coach Bob Bradley, Burnley manager Sean Dyche and Gary Rowett who is currently in the hotseat at Villa's biggest rivals, Birmingham City.
The Well youth coach has been thrust into the hotseat as caretaker after Ian Baraclough was sacked on Wednesday.
For four years, New Canaan has used four dual-screen flight simulators from HotSeat Chassis Inc.
The last time the studio hotseat was shared between two people was in 1987 when Spitting Image creators Fluck and Law were sent to the desert island together.
In his 34 years in the Gers hotseat, Struth amassed 18 league championships and 12 cups.
However, when asked if there was any chance he would return to the managerial hotseat, he said: "No, because they did not prove to me that they wanted to keep me.
Developers at HotSeat Sim have created a new approach to teaching driver safety among teens-through the use of video games.
CREWE manager Steve Davis has revealed he held talks with Burnley over the vacancy left by Eddie Howe before the Clarets' hotseat was filled by Sean Dyche.
Here's one way to get the thumbs up from staff just two months into the hotseat - give them all an iPhone 5.
Martin Jol is currently in the Craven Cottage hotseat, but central defender Hughes is in no doubt that the side is still functioning under the principles they were taught under Hodgson.
The former West Brom and Bolton manager, who was a boyhood Wednesday fan, replaced Alan Irvine in the Hillsborough hotseat in February 2011 with the club in the depths of League I and averted any danger of relegation last term.