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[flat-bed] /ˈflætˌbɛd/
Also called flatbed trailer, flatbed truck. a truck or trailer having an open body in the form of a platform without sides or stakes.
Compare stake truck.
Origin of flatbed
1870-75, for an earlier sense; flat1 + bed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Three or four times a week, a flatbed truck rumbled up the hill to sell basic groceries.
  • To transport his work from one city to the next he used an enormous flatbed trailer.
  • The flatbed trucks and garbage trucks panting back and forth, loading the seemingly limitless detritus.
  • Once the deck was removed, the filled-grid slab sections were brought out onto the bridge by a flatbed trailer.
  • The flatbed driver lost traction, so he backed up and tried again.
  • They would park this flatbed in an open area and put a set of stairs against it.
  • Worker was attempting to find the problem of a hydraulic flatbed truck.
  • If conduit is delivered on a flatbed truck, conduit shall be side-loaded.
  • The plate was lifted above the flatbed and lowered until it was standing on its edge on the truck bed.
  • Automatic feeder devices on flatbed scanners are prohibited.

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