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Definition of flat-pack in English:

noun

1 [often as modifier] British A piece of furniture or other equipment that is sold in pieces packed flat in a box for easy transport and is assembled by the buyer: a flat-pack bookcase
More example sentences
  • They quickly started to specialise in flat-pack furniture, selling by mail order.
  • The most common call-outs are for drilling expertise to hang pictures, mirrors and notice-boards, carpentry such as assembling flat-pack furniture and electrical jobs.
  • That is, we're finishing off the last of the home renovations, and are about to start acquiring flat-pack baby furniture.
2 Electronics A package for an integrated circuit consisting of a rectangular sealed unit with a number of horizontal metal pins protruding from its sides.

verb

[with object] (usually as adjective flat-packed) Back to top  
Pack (a self-assembly item) flat in a box: this workstation is provided flat-packed
More example sentences
  • Some of the explosives were flat-packed like pancakes and others were filled with nails to cause maximum injuries, according to images obtained by US network ABC News.
  • With all seven seats in place, there is no boot space beyond room for a few tall and thin items, such as flat-packed furniture or a fashion model.
  • But, provided you can find someone reliable to install it, it is perfectly possible to buy a smart, flat-packed kitchen for between €5,000 and €10,000.

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