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

Nearby words

  1. flatus,
  2. flatware,
  3. flatways,
  4. flatwise,
  5. flatwoods,
  6. flatworm,
  7. flaubert,
  8. flaubert, gustave,
  9. flaunch,
  10. flaunt

Origin of flatwork

First recorded in 1920–25; flat1 + work

Also called flat wash.

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