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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
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  • Now the flattop shot off plane after plane, as if they were projectiles.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • The flattop made a sudden violent turn, and more foam appeared upon the water.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • Nevertheless we decided to ride out, and cross the flattop rim, and go around what they call the Chinese Wall.

  • One more climb brought us to the top of the flattop Pass, about eleven thousand feet.

  • There was a Philippine gunboat and a mine-layer and an American flattop in plain view.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
  • The flattop picked it up by radio and they're both going to come on here tomorrow.

    Creatures of the Abyss Murray Leinster
British Dictionary definitions for flattop


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



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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