flat·​top | \ ˈflat-ˌtäp How to pronounce flattop (audio) \

Definition of flattop

: something with a flat or flattened upper surface: such as
b : a modified crew cut

Examples of flattop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The store also sells regular huaraches, topped with chunky cubes of al pastor pork from the flattop and a criss-cross of crema and queso fresco. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2022 The 10 radar-evading F-35Cs, currently on deployment with the Pacific Fleet flattop USS Carl Vinson, complement the non-stealthy F/A-18s that account for roughly half of the carrier’s roughly 70 aircraft. David Axe, Forbes, 30 Sep. 2021 This griddle from Baking Steel transforms your burners into a diner-style flattop perfect for smash burgers, omelets, and pancakes for a crowd. Bon Appétit, 27 Dec. 2021 Marine jets embarked on the new Royal Navy flattop HMS Queen Elizabeth for her ongoing inaugural cruise, which saw the 919-foot carrier sailing south of Taiwan around the same time Izumo was landing F-35Bs for the first time. David Axe, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 Cato's burro enrollado features an armlength Sonoran tortilla sobaquera stuffed with carne asada, avocado, melted cheese, tomato and green chile that's then wrapped in bacon and seared up on the flattop. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 12 Dec. 2021 And there are far juicier targets than any flattop. David Axe, Forbes, 10 Sep. 2021 South Korea is working with the U.K. to build a small flattop. David Axe, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Moses is a cheerful, hypereducated man with an Apollo-era flattop. Anna Russel, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of flattop

1940, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

29 Mar 2022

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“Flattop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flattop. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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