AskDefine | Define flatbed

Dictionary Definition



1 freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: flatcar, flat]
2 an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. an open commercial vehicle with no sides; designed to carry heavy or outsize loads
  2. a railway freight car with no sides; a flatcar


  1. (of a device, such as a scanner or plotter) having a flat bed

Extensive Definition

Flatbed may refer to:
  • Flatbed truck, a type of vehicle
  • Flatbed scanner, a common design for computer image scanners
  • Flatbed printer, a printer able to manage very thick paper
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