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flattop

Syllabification: flat·top
Pronunciation: /ˈflatˌtäp
 
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Definition of flattop in English:

noun

1A man’s hairstyle in which the hair is cropped short so that it bristles up into a flat surface: a blond flattop and a faint blond mustache
More example sentences
  • The two younger tattooists are both short and wide with flat-tops.
  • Apparently Pop is sold on growing his hair out from the flattop we're all used to, into some kind of feathered, curling-in-the-back thing.
  • A flat-top modified by blow-dried wings of hair is a good start.
2US informal An aircraft carrier.
Example sentences
  • One of the flat-tops is always ready for front-line deployment, and that task currently falls to HMS Invincible, while a second can be swiftly reactivated - which is where the Ark stands.
  • The aircraft carrier Harry S Truman, the newest operational flattop in the U.S. fleet, sailed this morning from Norfolk, Virginia.
  • Later that day, other enlisted radiomen/gunners helped even the score, protecting their dive-bomber pilots as they wiped out the enemy carrier force, sinking all four Japanese flattops.
3An acoustic guitar that has a flat rather than a curved front: he had a guitar, an old Gibson flattop
More example sentences
  • J-200 is the model number of the Gibson acoustic guitar known as ‘the king of the flat-tops’.
  • There had been electrified flat-tops since the 1950s, such as Gibson's CF-100E and J-160E or Martin's D-18E and D-28E, but these had conventional electric guitar pickups installed on an acoustic guitar.
  • No fan of flat-top guitar picking should be without this one in their collection.

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