or flat-top

[ flat-top ]
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  1. an aircraft carrier.

  2. 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

Other words from flattop

  • flat-topped, adjective

Words Nearby flattop

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How to use flattop in a sentence

  • 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
  • There was a Philippine gunboat and a mine-layer and an American flattop in plain view.

    Creatures of the Abyss | Murray Leinster
  • Now the flattop shot off plane after plane, as if they were projectiles.

    Creatures of the Abyss | Murray Leinster

British Dictionary definitions for flattop (1 of 2)


/ (ˈflætˌtɒp) /

  1. US an informal name for aircraft carrier

British Dictionary definitions for flat top (2 of 2)

flat top

  1. 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

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