Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An open truck bed or trailer with no sides, used to carry large objects such as heavy machinery or materials.
  • noun A railroad flatcar.
  • noun A wide, flat surface onto which a sheet of paper or other material is placed for printing or scanning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an open commercial vehicle with no sides; designed to carry heavy or outsize loads
  • noun a railway freight car with no sides; a flatcar
  • adjective computing (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.

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

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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

  • 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 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

  • 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)

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