flat·​work | \ ˈflat-ˌwərk How to pronounce flatwork (audio) \

Definition of flatwork

: laundry that can be finished mechanically and does not require hand ironing

Examples of flatwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If your dog hasn't yet reached physical maturity and isn't ready for high-impact agility training, flatwork is the perfect place to start. Lauren Corona, chicagotribune.com, 22 Feb. 2021 The skate park, in Joyce Ann Radtke Park, is getting two new quarter-pipes, two new steel grind rails, a new concrete manual pad and new concrete flatwork. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 15 Sep. 2020 The joint effort to do concrete flatwork was based on the Municipal Partnering Initiative, a purchasing program that exists in several northern Chicago suburbs. Gregory Tejeda, Daily Southtown, 13 July 2018 Haines embellished his sofas with monochrome trapunto, an Italian padded quilting technique, topped with pale-blue flatwork embroidery. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flatwork

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Flatwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flatwork. Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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