Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An open truck bed or trailer with no sides, used to carry large objects such as heavy machinery, cars, or houses.
  • n. A railroad flatcar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an open commercial vehicle with no sides; designed to carry heavy or outsize loads
  • n. a railway freight car with no sides; a flatcar
  • adj. (of a device, such as a scanner or plotter) having a flat bed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects
  • n. freight car without permanent sides or roof

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Leo Steinberg coined the phrase "flatbed picture plane" for the Rauschenbergs.

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  • They have come in flatbed trucks and rickety buses, leaving their villages at dawn.

    Sterilization of Indians in Mexico

  • The vehicle s flatbed is jammed with three essential ingredients: men in cowboy boots and sombreros, cases of cold beer and loudspeakers set at a deep bass.

    Mother's Day In Mata

  • The adjuster came within 20 minutes, called a flatbed tow truck, completed all the insurance paperwork, and assured us that the cuota would pay for everything because the road conditions were indeed deplorable.

    Traveling Mexico's Cuotas (Toll Roads)

  • There were two gates, one in front of the reserve center and intended primarily for passenger vehicles and smaller trucks, the other reached via a side road to the north of the compound and used by heavy equipment such as flatbed trucks, Marine assault vehicles, and two Army Corps of Engineers bulldozers.

    Terror At Dawn

  • Stories such as flatbed carrier Arrow Trucking of Oklahoma suddenly closed its doors on December 22nd, suspending all operations and laying off all

    Supply Excellence

  • A car would travel ahead of Humphrey from town to town, with a loudspeaker to drum up a crowd, then Hubert would pull in riding in a flatbed truck, and he would speak from the back.

    The Good Fight

  • I scanned it using my regular old flatbed scanner and then making a negative of it.

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  • BL: A gallery in Denver, Walker Fine Art, will have an exhibition that I'm in, and that work will be new work with lasers -- laser flatbed.

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  • And, I will say that with my cured ink flatbed printers, there is a difference how the artwork is perceived.

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