Flat·​head ˈflat-ˌhed How to pronounce Flathead (audio)
plural Flatheads or Flathead
: a member of any of several North American Indian peoples
: an American Indian people of Montana
not capitalized : any of a family (Platycephalidae) of mostly Australian and southeast Asian marine food fishes that resemble sculpins

Word History

First Known Use

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Flathead was in 1709

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“Flathead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flathead. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Flat·​head ˈflat-ˌhed How to pronounce Flathead (audio)
river 245 miles (394 kilometers) long in southeastern British Columbia and northwestern Montana flowing south through Flathead Lake (a reservoir in Montana) into the Clark Fork River

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