Definitions

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

  • adv. Chiefly British With the flat side or edge of a sword.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Flatly, plainly.
  • adv. In a flat position.
  • adv. With the flat part of a sword.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With the flat side, as of a sword; flatlong; in a prostrate position.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With the flat side; flatwise; flatly.

Etymologies

From flat +‎ -ling. (Wiktionary)

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