flat-picking

noun
flat-pick·​ing | \ˈflat-ˌpi-kiŋ \

Definition of flat-picking 

: a method of playing a stringed instrument (such as a guitar) with a plectrum held between the thumb and index finger

First Known Use of flat-picking

1970, in the meaning defined above

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