or flat-top


noun Informal.

an aircraft carrier.
a type of crew cut in which the hair is cropped in a flat plane across the top.

Nearby words

  1. flattery, cape,
  2. flattie,
  3. flatties,
  4. flatting,
  5. flattish,
  6. flatulate,
  7. flatulence,
  8. flatulent,
  9. flatulently,
  10. flatus

Origin of flattop

First recorded in 1940–45; flat1 + top1

Related formsflat-topped, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for flat top

flat top


a style of haircut in which the hair is cut shortest on the top of the head so that it stands up from the scalp and appears flat from the crown to the forehead



US an informal name for aircraft carrier
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