from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An aircraft carrier.
- n. Informal A short haircut in which the hair is brushed straight up and cropped flat across the top.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A short haircut in which the hair is brushed straight up then cut flat across the top
- n. (informal) An aircraft carrier; origin credited since 1942 to a laconic message, “Scratch one flattop,” radioed by LCDR Robert E. Dixon to USS Lexington, whose commanding officer credited the pilot with coining the standard USN slang; see Wikipedia for Battle of Coral Sea
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aircraft carrier.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An American perennial herb, Vernonia Noveboracensis. Also called iron-weed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
- n. a closely cropped haircut; usually for men
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First some background from Jim Comish, executive director of AMSE: The museum has just opened a new exhibit featuring an original B-1 model house, known as a flattop because of its flat, tar roof.
Well at least there won't be a fight over who gets the curling iron and who gets the hair clippers with the 'flattop' attachment ...
"flattop" and needed to find a tonsorial artist who could keep things on the level.
I carried a .40 S&W, but I think it is too light, but had flattop Full Metal Jackets, and I figured that I could empty the clip on a bear if I had to.
The Quest has something of a rising accent line on the side but that bit of rakishness is overpowered by the absolutely horizontal roof, like Boris Karloff's flattop.
In most of the pictures, he has the same haircut, a sturdy flattop.
The day he died, he had the same Mister Universe smile, salted blonde flattop and circus strongman build.
He had a flattop, and his neck was shaved and sometimes pimply.
The scars appeared real, and he had a flattop that made his head seem square, with bolts coming out of his neck.
She then takes the pot of ginger purée, mixes it with the sake she has measured out, and puts the whole mixture on the flattop to cook.