a mechanized drafting device, usually computer driven, incorporating a moving pen whose horizontal and vertical range in two dimensions is limited only by the size of the bed of the device.
- Flat-bed press
noun 1. . noun 1. a printing press in which a flat bed holding the printing form moves against a rotating cylinder that carries the paper. noun 1. a printing machine on which the type forme is carried on a flat bed under a revolving paper-bearing cylinder Also called cylinder press noun 1. (printing) another […]
noun 1. a type of optical scanner having a flat, stationary surface on which a page is scanned by a moving head.
- Flat-bed scanner
noun 1. a type of optical scanner having a flat, stationary surface on which a page is scanned by a moving head. noun 1. a computer-controlled device which electronically scans images placed on its flat plate, allowing them to be stored in digital form
[flat-boht] /ˈflætˌboʊt/ noun 1. a large, flat-bottomed for use in shallow water, especially on rivers. /ˈflætˌbəʊt/ noun 1. any boat with a flat bottom, usually for transporting goods on a canal or river n. 1650s, from flat (adj.) + boat (n.).