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flatbed

[flat-bed]
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noun
  1. Also called flatbed trailer, flatbed truck. a truck or trailer having an open body in the form of a platform without sides or stakes.Compare stake truck.
  2. flatbed scanner.

Origin of flatbed

1870–75, for an earlier sense; flat1 + bed
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  • The two horses pulling the wagon, a flatbed with railed sides, halted at the creek.

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    Robert Shea