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[ flat-wurk ]
/ ˈflætˌwɜrk /


sheets, tablecloths, etc., that are ordinarily ironed mechanically, as on a mangle, rather than by hand.

Nearby words

flatus, flatware, flatways, flatwise, flatwoods, flatwork, flatworm, flaubert, flaubert, gustave, flaunch, flaunt

Origin of flatwork

First recorded in 1920–25; flat1 + work
Also called flat wash. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019