flat-hat

verb
\ˈflat-ˌhat \
flat-hatted; flat-hatting; flat-hats

Definition of flat-hat 

intransitive verb

: to fly low in an airplane in a reckless manner : hedgehop

Other Words from flat-hat

flat-hatter \ˈflat-ˌha-tər \ noun

First Known Use of flat-hat

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flat-hat

from an alleged incident in which a pedestrian's hat was crushed by a low-flying plane

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