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Definition of "flake" []

  • A flat thin piece or layer; a chip. (noun)
  • Archaeology A stone fragment removed from a core or from another flake by percussion or pressure, serving as a preform or as a tool or blade itself. (noun)
  • A small piece; a bit. (noun)
  • A small crystalline bit of snow. (noun)
  • Slang A somewhat eccentric person; an oddball. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flake" in a sentence
  • "The thin flake of carbon, the duo created in 2004, just as thick as an atom is exceptionally strong and it conducts electricity like copper."
  • "What part of ditz, airhead, flake is not being understood?"
  • "And in the black, black silence of the country night, "the sweep of easy wind and downy flake" is deafeningly beautiful."