Flat

setting a sail with little curve as possible

flat

A flat piece of material covered with a special type of CARD CLOTHING, held in a horizontal position on the 'flat top' type of CARDING MACHINE. Working in conjunction with a CARDING DRUM, it aids in opening the cotton FIBERS.

Flat

Truss See Truss.

Flat

A basic unit of scenery, a wooden frame covered with either canvas or plywood, and painted with the required picture.

Flat

Flat, or flatness, describes an object or condition that is very smooth or level. In Great Britain, Ireland and Australia, as well as in English-speaking Commonwealth countries such as India, a `flat` means an apartment. In New Zealand it can mean an apartment, especially when applied to public housing, but it more usually means a house of any t.....
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Flat

[tennis] A flat shot in tennis is made by striking the ball at a neutral level. Unlike the backspin and topspin the ball is hit with a swipe at neutral level. This effect is created by driving through the ball to push it forward rather than brushing up or down the back creating spin. The shot is commonly used for power and helps quicken the...
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Flat

[football] The flat in American and Canadian football is the area of the field extending ten yards into the defensive backfield from the line of scrimmage and extending from the hash marks to the out-of-bounds lines (a distance of about 15 yards). Offenses will typically exploit the flat in order to neutralize a strong attack from the defen...
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Flat

An assembly of negatives taped to masking materials for platemaking.
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Flat

Older slab-sided type of subway car; the most suitable surface for painting. This term refers mainly to subways, although it could refer to certain types of freight cars as well.
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Flat

A shallow wooden box or plastic tray used to start cuttings or seedlings. Annuals may be purchased in a flat.
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Flat

Is a condition where a bond is traded without accrued interest.
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Flat

See Dull.
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Flat

Dull, lacking in liveliness; wine without sufficient acid.
Found on http://www.sallys-place.com/beverages/wine/wine_glossery.htm

Flat

Too low in contrast. The range in density in a negative or print is too small. (see Contrast & Neg.)
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flat

[adj] - having lost effervescence 2. [adj] - not increasing as the amount taxed increases 3. [adj] - (music) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone 4. [adj] - not made with leavening 5. [adj] - stretched out and lying at full length along the ground 6. [adj] - parallel to the ground 7. [adj] - without pleats 8. [a...
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Flat

A unit section of flat scenery, usually made of wood or muslin on a wooden frame.
Found on http://www.queens-theatre.co.uk/technical/glossaryoftheatreterms.htm

Flat

1) Lower in musical pitch.
2) A slang term used to describe the sensitivity to frequency of a microphone, amplifier, etc., as being even at all frequencies, usually within 2 dB.
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Flat

Refers to the frequencies on the EQ when they are arranged in centred neutral positions.
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Flat

symbol (B) used for lowering A note by A semitone. A double-flat (bb) moves The note down by two semitones (one tone)
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Flat

A length of half rounded timber, placed flat side against the roof and supported at each end by a prop.
Found on http://www.welshcoalmines.co.uk/Glossary.htm

Flat

Steel plate.
Found on http://www.corusconstruction.com/en/design_guidance/the_blue_book/

Flat

Too low in contrast. The range in density in a negative or print is too short or in some cases, reflecting the low resolution produced by a low quality lens.
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Flat

A scene, negative, or print with very little difference in brightness between light and dark areas.
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Flat

Flat adjective [ Compar. Flatter ; superl. Flattest .] [ Akin to Icelandic flatr , Swedish flat , Danish flad , Old High German flaz , and Anglo-Saxon flet floor, German flötz stratum, layer.] ...
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Flat

Flat adverb 1. In a flat manner; directly; flatly. « Sin is flat opposite to the Almighty.» Herbert. 2. (Stock Exchange) Without allowance for accrued interest. [ Broker's Cant]
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