Flathead

noun
Flat·​head | \ ˈflat-ˌhed How to pronounce Flathead (audio) \
plural Flatheads or Flathead

Definition of Flathead

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of any of several North American Indian peoples
2 : an American Indian people of Montana
3 not capitalized : any of a family (Platycephalidae) of mostly Australian and southeast Asian marine food fishes that resemble sculpins

Flathead

geographical name
Flat·​head | \ ˈflat-ˌhed How to pronounce Flathead (audio) \

Definition of Flathead (Entry 2 of 2)

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

First Known Use of Flathead

Noun

1709, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flathead.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Flathead. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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