Definition of "flatbed" []

  • An open truck bed or trailer with no sides, used to carry large objects such as heavy machinery, cars, or houses. (noun)
  • A railroad flatcar. (noun)
  • A flat carrying area on a truck, trailer, etc (noun)

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Use "flatbed" in a sentence
  • "Leo Steinberg coined the phrase "flatbed picture plane" for the Rauschenbergs."
  • "They have come in flatbed trucks and rickety buses, leaving their villages at dawn."
  • "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."