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

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 Thorn Creek and its tributaries had carved out a series of deep ravines through the area to create a bumpy, old-growth topography that distinguished the landscape from the surrounding flatland farms. Paul Eisenberg, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2022 The boundaries include the flatland and hillside neighborhoods between 82nd Avenue and the San Leandro border. Ricardo Cano, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Jan. 2022 The competitions will include women’s and men’s park and street skateboarding; men’s BMX park, street and flatland; and a Moto X Best Whip contest and freestyle demo. Michelle Bruton, Forbes, 9 Dec. 2021 What opened in August is the first phase, built on the flatland where the quarry plant and headquarters used to be. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Sep. 2021 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, 2 Apr. 2021 Underwood was the first musher to reach the coastal flatland west of the Topkok Hills. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 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, 1 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of flatland

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Flatland.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatland. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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