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or flat-top

[flat-top] /ˈflætˌtɒp/
noun, Informal.
an aircraft carrier.
a type of crew cut in which the hair is cropped in a flat plane across the top.
Origin of flattop
First recorded in 1940-45; flat1 + top1
Related forms
flat-topped, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for flat top
Historical Examples
  • And outside of this little circle is all the flat top of Ytaioa representing the world.

    Green Mansions W. H. Hudson
  • Gyp sprang to her feet and stood in the exact centre of the flat top of the rock.


    Jane Abbott
  • At last they came to Aegir's Rock and walked up on its flat top.

    Viking Tales Jennie Hall
  • He inclined his head toward a curb wastebox with a flat top.

    Monkey On His Back Charles V. De Vet
  • It was at first nearly cylindrical, and generally had a flat top.

  • It is rather a misnomer to call this an arch, as it has a flat top.

    Rambles in Rome S. Russell Forbes
  • The flat top can be used for keeping a plate warm for the toast.

  • He brought her back and placed her on the broad, flat top of the high gate-post.

    The Mountain Girl Payne Erskine
  • Only for an instant had he stood erect on the flat top of the dam.

    In the Shadow of the Hills George C. Shedd
  • Its sides are of the steepest, and its flat top is about two acres in extent.

    The Charm of Ireland

    Burton Egbert Stevenson
British Dictionary definitions for flat top

flat top

a style of haircut in which the hair is cut shortest on the top of the head so that it stands up from the scalp and appears flat from the crown to the forehead


(US) an informal name for aircraft carrier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for flat top



An aircraft carrier (WWII armed forces)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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