flatwork

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

Definition of flatwork

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

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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, "Oak Forest to spend $20K more on sidewalk repairs this summer," 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, "Interior Design That Will Let You Party Like a President," 23 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of flatwork

1925, in the meaning defined above

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