flatbed flatbed  /f ˈlæt ˌbɛd/


  1. (n) freight car without permanent sides or roof
  2. (n) an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects



  1. They made a big step forward last May when they arrested two couriers who were ferrying 200 ill-concealed kilograms of cocaine in a flatbed truck outside Houston.
  2. On the bridge, a red flatbed truck with a 20-ft.
  3. He filled plastic drums on his flatbed from a fire hydrant hooked up to the river.


  1. Driver lucky in rollover wreck

    A Henry Poor Lumber Company driver suffered minor injuries after he lost control of his flatbed truck, flipping it on to its top.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WLFI Lafayette

  2. Flip-Pal mobile scanner

    The Flip-Pal mobile scanner lets you remove its flatbed cover, flip the scanner over, and scan whatever is under it.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

  3. Océ Arizona 600 Series UV Flatbed Printers Offer High Capacity and Application Versatility

    Canon Solutions America, Inc. , a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., today announced the new Océ Arizona® 600 Series UV flatbed printers that are designed to deliver high total and peak production capacity while maintaining the uncompromising print quality favored by Océ Arizona Series customers.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "If you wrecked out of a race there, most of the time you wouldn't even go back to the garage," Buddy Baker says. "You'd just go down and climb up on the flatbed. You knew that's where everything was going to be happening."
    on Sep 26, 2009 By: Buddy Baker Source: ThatsRacin.com

  2. "It's a curious thing - people think the festival is more or less the same as it was in 1980 but it has changed enormously," says Nicol. "In the early days a stage was little more than a few flatbed trucks with a bit of tarpaulin over the...
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Simon Nicol Source: Newbury Weekly News Group

  3. "I've told Chicago I want [Obama] here on a Saturday, from 10 till 4:30, and I want to go to six locations," Rendell said. "And I want to have flatbed trucks in each location. I want the streets to be closed, and I want five to 10 thousand...
    on Sep 12, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: MSNBC

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