See more synonyms on Thesaurus.comadverb Also flat·lings. British Dialect.
- in a flat position; with the flat side, as of a sword.
- flatly or positively.
- Obsolete. dealt with the flat side.
Origin of flatling
word dating back to 1325–75;
see origin at flat1
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018British Dictionary definitions for flatling
- in a flat or prostrate position
- with the flat side, as of a swordAlso (for adv): flatlings
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012