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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 more conspicuous of them was a tower of muscle with a blond flattop and shades. New York Times, "He Wanted to Count Every Vote in Philadelphia. His Party Had Other Ideas.," 16 Dec. 2020 The patty then cooks alongside beef on the flattop, becoming its own thin, crispy, smashed wonder. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Crispy, snackable smashburgers are sweeping the Bay Area," 2 Nov. 2020 Making an abrupt cut in the landscape, the gulch is lodged between the hulking flattop of Cedar Mesa (5,542 feet) to the west and the Diamond Rim and the ragged valley cut by Webber Creek to the east. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, "This hike near Payson has see-forever views. Here's how to do it," 29 Oct. 2020 Lycke drops fresh minced garlic on the flattop, which blackens quickly, its smoke perfuming the food boat and the sandbar around it. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "Gator bites and bikinis: Jay’s Sandbar BBQ feeds hungry boaters aboard Fort Lauderdale’s only floating restaurant," 14 Oct. 2020 The Instagram post is a video narrated by Walker that traces the history of his hair with images, starting with a mohawk in seventh grade, dying the mohawk red in eighth grade, and a flattop in ninth grade. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Spurs' Lonnie Walker IV used hairstyles as 'cloaking device' to battle childhood sexual abuse," 13 June 2020 The guy who worked the big black cast-iron flattops wore only a T-shirt and loose dungarees and an often-dirty apron. Gabrielle Hamilton, New York Times, "Crepes Don’t Have to Be Fancy to Be Delicious," 25 Mar. 2020 The transport of the vintage planes will be conducted by Air Force cargo planes or ships including an aircraft carrier or other flattop vessel, officials said. USA TODAY, "Pachyderm vacation rental, Cookie Monster overdoses, stolen baby Jesus statue found: News from around our 50 states," 28 Feb. 2020 Lead singer Gary LeVox and guitarist Joe Don Rooney especially looked the part, with moussed, blond-flecked flattops. Chuck Yarborough, cleveland, "Rascal Flatts is calling it quits: A look back at 20 years of being proven wrong: Chuck Yarborough," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of flattop

1940, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of flattop was in 1940

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29 Dec 2020

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“Flattop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flattop. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flattop

: a haircut in which the hair is very short on the sides and flat and evenly cut on top

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