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
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Leo Steinberg coined the phrase "flatbed picture plane" for the Rauschenbergs.
They have come in flatbed trucks and rickety buses, leaving their villages at dawn.
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.
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.
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.
Stories such as flatbed carrier Arrow Trucking of Oklahoma suddenly closed its doors on December 22nd, suspending all operations and laying off all
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.
I scanned it using my regular old flatbed scanner and then making a negative of it.
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.
And, I will say that with my cured ink flatbed printers, there is a difference how the artwork is perceived.
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