railroad flat

noun

Definition of railroad flat

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Fanny Howe Makes Sense of Beginnings and Endings," 30 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of railroad flat

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Railroad flat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/railroad%20flat. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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