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.

Origin of flattop

First recorded in 1940–45; flat1 + top1
Related formsflat-topped, adjective
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Examples from the Web for flattop

Contemporary Examples of flattop

  • The rest that extends beyond the circumference of the meat quickly melts down onto the surface of the flattop.

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    The Real Cheeseburger Paradise

    Jane & Michael Stern

    June 22, 2014

Historical Examples of flattop

  • Now the flattop shot off plane after plane, as if they were projectiles.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • The flattop made a sudden violent turn, and more foam appeared upon the water.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • Nevertheless we decided to ride out, and cross the Flattop rim, and go around what they call the Chinese Wall.

  • One more climb brought us to the top of the Flattop Pass, about eleven thousand feet.

  • The flattop picked it up by radio and they're both going to come on here tomorrow.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for flattop



US an informal name for aircraft carrier
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