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flatbed

adjective flat·bed \ ˈflat-ˌbed \
|Updated on: 21 Jun 2018

Definition of flatbed

: having a horizontal bed on which the work rests
  • a flatbed printing press
  • a flatbed scanner

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First Known Use of flatbed

1892

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flatbed

noun

Definition of flatbed

: a motortruck or trailer with a body in the form of a platform or shallow box

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First Known Use of flatbed

1944

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FLATBED Defined for English Language Learners

flatbed

Definition of flatbed for English Language Learners

  • : having a flat surface on which work is placed


flatbed

Definition of flatbed for English Language Learners

  • : a truck or trailer that has a body which is shaped like a platform or shallow box



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