Definition of pack heat in English:

pack heat

phrase

North American
informal
  • Carry a gun.

    • ‘Me, I dress like a one-eyed Cajun who is packing heat.’
    • ‘What the thief didn't realize was the 80-year-old was packing heat.’
    • ‘But before being allowed to pack heat, pilots must first be trained as federal flight deck officers.’
    • ‘It goes without saying that both bodyguards are packing heat.’
    • ‘Like I said, this weather better change soon before I start packing heat and I suddenly go crazy and climb a bell tower and try to shoot up the clouds.’
    • ‘Nearly 45,000 Utahns have concealed-carry permits that allow them to legally pack heat anywhere except in a handful of ‘secure areas,’ such as airports, prisons, mental institutions and courts.’
    • ‘As the weekly American newspaper Education Week put it in a recent article: ‘Are schools safer when teachers pack heat?’’
    • ‘But I'll bet half of those delegates, especially the rich ones, are packing heat at home to protect themselves.’
    • ‘Back in his gang days, Arnold said, he had packed a gun briefly.’
    • ‘My grandmother had a concealed weapons license and packed a gun in her purse from her early 20s until she died when she was 93.’
    • ‘And, if you don't want to wind up in that situation, you need to pack heat and be prepared to resist at the point of abduction.’
    • ‘I'll never be one to tell another human being they don't have a right to defend themselves in the face of death, but I will say it's reasonable that we all know who's packing heat.’