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flattop

or flat-top

[flat-top] /ˈflætˌtɒp/
noun, Informal.
1.
an aircraft carrier.
2.
a type of crew cut in which the hair is cropped in a flat plane across the top.
Origin of flattop
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; flat1 + top1
Related forms
flat-topped, adjective
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  • flat-top,” my beaver neighbor, was a pioneer and a colony-founder.

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  • flat-top was the name I gave him because of his straight back.

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  • They worked desperately, and from time to time I caught sight of flat-top.

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  • You see that flat-top mountain—the first mountain in the northwest?

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  • The room contained a safe, a flat-top desk and a few chairs.

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  • Verily, she looked like a princess out on winter parade as she advanced toward a broad, flat-top table in the center of the room.

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  • Frémont limited our advance to the line of flat-top Mountain until he should himself be ready to open the campaign in the north.

  • flat-top Mountain and Lewisburg were, respectively, about halfway on the two routes assigned to us.

  • Instead, the boy retreated and took up a position behind a flat-top desk in the centre of the office.

  • The engine and boiler were then placed on a small, flat-top wagon and bolted down.

British Dictionary definitions for flat-top

flattop

/ˈflætˌtɒp/
noun
1.
(US) an informal name for aircraft carrier
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for flat-top
n.

"aircraft carrier," 1943, U.S. Navy, from flat (adj.) + top (n.). As a style of haircut, from 1956.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for flat-top

flattop

noun

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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