railroad flat


Definition of railroad flat

: an apartment having a series of narrow rooms arranged in line

Examples of railroad flat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shelton moved with her five kids to a railroad flat on Blake Street in Berkeley. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 23 Mar. 2022 Shortly after Howe was born, in 1940, her family moved from Buffalo to a railroad flat near Harvard Square, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dan Chiasson, The New Yorker, 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of railroad flat

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of railroad flat was in 1909

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“Railroad flat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railroad%20flat. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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