Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A method of preserving unburnished gilding, by touching it with size; also, the coating of size laid over the gilding.
  • noun A mode of house-painting in which the paint, from mixture with turpentine, leaves the work flat or without gloss.
  • noun The rolling out of metal into sheets by the pressure of rolls or cylinders.
  • noun In leather manufacturing, a method of dressing shaved hides.
  • noun In sheet-glass manuf., the operation of flattening.
  • noun In music, the act of depressing a tone below a true or given pitch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The process or operation of making flat, as a cylinder of glass by opening it out.
  • noun A mode of painting,in which the paint, being mixed with turpentine, leaves the work without gloss.
  • noun A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
  • noun The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rolls.
  • noun a coat of paint so put on as to have no gloss.
  • noun Same as flattening oven, under Flatten.
  • noun A mill in which grains of metal are flatted by steel rolls, and reduced to metallic dust, used for purposes of ornamentation.

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

  • noun Australia, New Zealand The practice of living, with others, in a flat.
  • noun countable A type of paint that dries with a flat (matt) finish; a coating of such paint.
  • noun The process of applying a coating of flatting paint.
  • noun countable A flat part of something, a flattening.
  • noun The process of becoming flat.
  • noun The process of causing something to become flat; the process of flattening something.
  • noun countable An instance of a musical note being flatter than intended.
  • noun A method of preserving gilding unburnished, by touching with size.
  • noun The process of forming metal into sheets by passing it between rollers.
  • verb Present participle of flat.

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