flatbed

[flat-bed]
noun
1.
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:
1870–75, for an earlier sense; flat1 + bed

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Example sentences
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.
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.
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