intransitive verb Etymology: from an alleged incident in which a pedestrian's hat was crushed by a low-flying plane Date: 1940 to fly low in an airplane in a reckless manner ; hedgehopflat-hatter noun

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  • flat-hat — (flătʹhăt ) intr.v. flat ·hat·ted, flat ·hat·ting, flat ·hats To fly an airplane close to the ground and at a high or dangerous speed. * * * …   Universalium

  • flat-hat — verb fly very close to the ground • Syn: ↑hedgehop • Hypernyms: ↑fly, ↑aviate, ↑pilot • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat-hat — v. fly a plane at low altitudes close to the ground, hedgehop …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flat´-hat´ter — flat hat «FLAT HAT», intransitive verb, hat|ted, hat|ting. U.S. Slang. to fly needlessly or dangerously low: »[He] was flat hatting along Highway 1, only 100 ft. off the [surface] (Time). –flat´ hat´ter, noun …   Useful english dictionary

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  • flat-hatter — noun see flat hat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flat-hatter — noun see flat hat …   Useful english dictionary

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