cold-water flat

[kohld-waw-ter, -wot-er]

noun Chiefly Northeastern U.S.

(formerly) an apartment provided with only cold running water, often in a building with no central heating.

Origin of cold-water flat

First recorded in 1940–45
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019