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adverb Also flat·lings. British Dialect.
  1. in a flat position; with the flat side, as of a sword.
  2. flatly or positively.
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  1. Obsolete. dealt with the flat side.
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Origin of flatling

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at flat1, -ling2
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British Dictionary definitions for flatling


  1. in a flat or prostrate position
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adjective, adverb
  1. with the flat side, as of a swordAlso (for adv): flatlings
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