noun Date: 1940 something with a flat or flattened upper surface: as a. aircraft carrier b. a modified crew cut

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  • flattop — flat top n. (Mil.) An aircraft carrier. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flattop — ☆ flattop [flat′täp΄ ] n. Slang something having a flat or level surface, platform, etc.; specif., a) an aircraft carrier b) a style of man s haircut in which the hair on top of the head is cropped so that it bristles up to form a flat surface …   English World dictionary

  • Flattop — This article is about the hairstyle. For the Dick Tracy villain, Flattop Jones, see Flattop (Dick Tracy villain). For one of the many mountains, buttes, mesas, and hills of that name, see Flattop Mountain. For the type of ship sometimes called a… …   Wikipedia

  • Flattop — H. R. Haldeman Der Flattop (von engl. flat für flach und top für Oberseite), häufig auch nur Flat genannt, ist eine primär von Männern getragene Bürstenfrisur. Dabei werden die Haare an den Seiten und am Hinterkopf ausrasiert. Die übrig… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • flattop — UK [ˈflætˌtɒp] / US [ˈflætˌtɑp] noun [countable] Word forms flattop : singular flattop plural flattops a hair style in which your hair is cut short and flat on the top …   English dictionary

  • flattop — noun a) A short haircut in which the hair is brushed straight up then cut flat across the top b) An aircraft carrier; origin credited since 1942 to a laconic message, “Scratch one flattop,” radioed by LCDR Robert E. Dixon to USS Lexington, whose… …   Wiktionary

  • flattop — n Men s hairstyle: a crewcut flat across the top. He cut off his ducktail and now he has a flattop. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • flattop — flat topped, adj. /flat top /, n. 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. [1940 45; FLAT1 + TOP1] * * * …   Universalium

  • FLATTOP — Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Experiment for Spherical Metal Cores in Thick Metal Reflectors ( > IEEE Standard Dictionary ) …   Acronyms

  • flattop — flat|top [ˈflæt tɔp US ta:p] n a type of hair style that is very short and looks flat on top …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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