flatland

noun
flat·​land | \ ˈflat-ˌland How to pronounce flatland (audio) \

Definition of flatland

1 : a region in which the land is predominantly flat usually used in plural
2 : land that lacks significant variation in elevation

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Other Words from flatland

flatlander \ ˈflat-​ˌlan-​dər How to pronounce flatland (audio) \ noun

Examples of flatland in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite widespread concern about gun violence, some residents and advocates wonder whether Armstrong’s center will adequately serve the flatland communities that experience the most crime. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "As homicides spike, Oakland's police chief tests a new strategy," 2 Apr. 2021 Underwood was the first musher to reach the coastal flatland west of the Topkok Hills. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, "Last year, an Iditarod rookie made it about 96% of the way to Nome. It has haunted him ever since.," 5 Mar. 2021 By Saturday, the number of homicides had jumped to 84, with much of the devastation concentrated in the working-class flatland neighborhoods below Interstate 580. Rachel Swan, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oakland is trying to defund the police. Can it? Should it?," 1 Nov. 2020 The tax revenue would also allow the Fire Department to come up with a vegetation management plan in the case of a fire in the city’s flatland. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Berkeley has a packed November ballot with police reform, taxes up for a vote," 1 Oct. 2020 Properties in eastern Maryland offer more flatland opportunities. Brian Lovett, Field & Stream, "How and Where to Kill a Whitetail Deer on Public Land," 1 Sep. 2020 These issues cause anguished debate in the Fruitvale, another flatland area where street corners and lampposts bear makeshift memorials. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "How the debate about police reform could remake Oakland’s City Council," 31 July 2020 The plateau, the flatland to which you’ve been accustomed, awaits you, both of you. Joyce Carol Oates, The New Yorker, "Hospice/Honeymoon," 30 July 2020 Council members Loren Taylor, Lynette Gibson McElhaney, Larry Reid and Noel Gallo, who represent flatland neighborhoods of East and West Oakland, ironed out the plan to delay the police academy. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "Oakland City Council approves budget with minimal cut to Police Department," 24 June 2020

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First Known Use of flatland

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of flatland was in 1735

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10 Apr 2021

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“Flatland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatland. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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