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  1. a railroad car consisting of a platform without sides or top.
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Origin of flatcar

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; flat1 + car1
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Examples from the Web for flatcar

Historical Examples

  • Thereupon they threw a line about the shack and with the engine hauled it to the side of a flatcar attached to the train.

    Roosevelt in the Bad Lands

    H. Hagedorn.