flathead

[ flat-hed ]
/ ˈflætˌhɛd /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) flat·head, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) flat·heads.

any of several scorpaenoid fishes of the family Platycephalidae, chiefly inhabiting waters of the Indo-Pacific region and used for food.

Origin of flathead

First recorded in 1825–35; flat1 + head

Definition for flathead (2 of 3)

Flathead

1
[ flat-hed ]
/ ˈflætˌhɛd /

noun

a member of a tribe of Salishan Indians of northwest Montana.
a Chinook Indian.

Origin of Flathead

1
First recorded in 1530–40; so called from their supposed practice of flattening their children's heads

Definition for flathead (3 of 3)

Flathead

2
[ flat-hed ]
/ ˈflætˌhɛd /

noun

a river in SE British Columbia and NW Montana, flowing S to Flathead Lake and S and W to the Clark Fork River. 240 miles (385 km) long.

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British Dictionary definitions for flathead

flathead

/ (ˈflætˌhɛd) /

noun plural -head or -heads

any Pacific scorpaenoid food fish of the family Platycephalidae, which resemble gurnards

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