railroad flat
noun Date: 1947 an apartment having a series of narrow rooms arranged in line

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • railroad flat — ☆ railroad flat n. an apartment of rooms in a line, entered one from another, with no hallway …   English World dictionary

  • railroad flat — noun an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them • Hypernyms: ↑apartment, ↑flat * * * noun or railroad apartment : an apartment in a substandard building having a series of narrow rooms arranged in line usually with each… …   Useful english dictionary

  • railroad flat — an apartment whose series of narrow rooms forms a more or less straight line. Also called railroad apartment. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • railroad flat — rail′road flat n. an apartment whose series of narrow rooms forms a more or less straight line. Also called rail′road apart ment …   From formal English to slang

  • Railroad apartment — A railroad apartment, or railroad flat, is an apartment with a series of rooms connecting to each other in a line. [Cassidy, Frances Gomes. Dictionary of American Regional English. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985. ISBN… …   Wikipedia

  • flat — Synonyms and related words: 3 D, Pullman, Pullman car, abeyant, absolute, absolutely, absonant, accented, accidental, accommodation, accordant, accumbent, achromatic, achromic, act drop, admitting no exception, alabaster, alike, alkali flat, all… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • railroad apartment — noun see railroad flat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flat — (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. {Flatter} (fl[a^]t r[ e]r); superl. {Flattest} (fl[a^]t t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G. fl[ o]tz stratum, layer.] 1. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flat arch — Flat Flat (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. {Flatter} (fl[a^]t r[ e]r); superl. {Flattest} (fl[a^]t t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G. fl[ o]tz stratum, layer.] 1. Having an even and horizontal surface,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flat cap — Flat Flat (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. {Flatter} (fl[a^]t r[ e]r); superl. {Flattest} (fl[a^]t t[e^]st).] [Akin to Icel. flatr, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet floor, G. fl[ o]tz stratum, layer.] 1. Having an even and horizontal surface,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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