flatland

noun flat·land \ ˈflat-ˌland \
Updated on: 3 Jan 2018

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

flatlander

play \ˈflat-ˌlan-dər\ noun

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1735


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