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flattop

[flat-top] /ˈflætˌtɒp/
noun, Informal.
1.
an aircraft carrier.
2.
a type of crew cut in which the hair is cropped in a flat plane across the top.
Also, flat-top.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; flat1 + top1
Related forms
flat-topped, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flat-top

flattop

/ˈflætˌtɒp/
noun
1.
(US) an informal name for aircraft carrier
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Word Origin and History for flat-top
n.

"aircraft carrier," 1943, U.S. Navy, from flat (adj.) + top (n.). As a style of haircut, from 1956.

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Slang definitions & phrases for flat-top

flattop

noun

An aircraft carrier (WWII armed forces)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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