a seam on the face of a garment, as on the outside of the legs of blue jeans, made by overlapping or interlocking one seam allowance with the other and top-stitching them together onto the garment with two parallel rows of stitches.
[flat-fahyl] /ˈflætˈfaɪl/ adjective 1. noting or pertaining to a database system in which each database consists of a single file not linked to any other file.
- Flat file database
database A database containing a single table, stored in a single flat file, often in a human-readable format such as comma-separated values or fixed-width columns. (2008-06-16)
[flat-fish] /ˈflætˌfɪʃ/ noun, plural (especially collectively) flatfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) flatfishes. 1. any of the order Heterosomata (Pleuronectiformes), including the halibut, sole, flounder, etc., having a greatly compressed body and swimming on one side, with both eyes on the upper side in the adult. /ˈflætˌfɪʃ/ noun (pl) -fish, -fishes […]
- Flat flap
flat flap n. A surgical flap in which the pedicle is left flat or open during transfer rather than tubed. Also called open flap.