flatbed trailer

flatbed trailer
A trailer with a flat deck (and no sides or top) so that any size or shape item can be loaded (within reason) regardless of height, length, or width

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  • flatbed trailer — /flætbɛd ˈtreɪlə/ (say flatbed trayluh) noun a trailer with a fixed flat cargo platform, as distinct from one which can be made to tip, to which detachable gate sides are often fitted for retaining a cargo or attaching ropes or tarpaulins. Also,… …  

  • flatbed trailer — …   Useful english dictionary

  • flatbed — /flat bed /, n. a truck or trailer having an open body in the form of a platform without sides or stakes. Also called flatbed trailer, flatbed truck. Cf. stake truck. [1870 75, for an earlier sense; FLAT1 + BED] * * * …   Universalium

  • trailer — [1] Platform or container on wheels pulled by a truck or tractor. [2] Distance between fifth wheel pin and center of rear axle (or center between tandems). [3] A unit which contains camping equipment and is pulled behind a vehicle. See boat… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • flatbed truck — /flætbɛd ˈtrʌk/ (say flatbed truk) noun a truck with a flatbed trailer. Also, flatbed …  

  • flatbed — [flat′bed΄] adj. ☆ 1. designating or of a truck, trailer, etc. having a bed or platform without sides or stakes 2. Printing designating or of a press having a plane or horizontal printing surface: cf. ROTARY PRESS n. ☆ 1. a flatbed truck, trailer …   English World dictionary

  • trailer — n. 1) a house trailer (AE; BE has caravan) 2) a flatbed; truck (esp. AE; BE prefers trailer) trailer * * * [ treɪlə] truck (esp. AE; BE prefers trailer) trailer a flatbed a house trailer (AE; BE has caravan) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • trailer — noun 1 container with wheels ADJECTIVE ▪ lorry (BrE), truck (esp. AmE) ▪ car (AmE) ▪ boat ▪ horse ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • flatbed — I. adjective Date: 1892 having a horizontal bed on which the work rests < a flatbed printing press > < a flatbed scanner > II. noun Date: 1944 a motortruck or trailer with a body in the form of a platform or shallow box …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • flatbed — UK [ˈflætˌbed] / US noun [countable] Word forms flatbed : singular flatbed plural flatbeds mainly American a truck or trailer with no roof or sides, used for carrying large or heavy goods …   English dictionary

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