Definition of Flathead

1. Noun. Food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards.

Generic synonyms: Scorpaenoid, Scorpaenoid Fish
Group relationships: Family Platycephalidae, Platycephalidae



2. Noun. Pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout.
Generic synonyms: Percoid, Percoid Fish, Percoidean
Group relationships: Family Percophidae, Percophidae

Definition of Flathead

1. a. Characterized by flatness of head, especially that produced by artificial means, as a certain tribe of American Indians.

2. n. A Chinook Indian. See Chinook, n., 1.

Definition of Flathead

1. Noun. One of the Salish people of Washington state and British Columbia. ¹

2. Proper noun. Their Salishan language. ¹

3. Noun. Any fish in the ''Platycephalidae'' family ¹

4. Noun. a type of screw designed to fit in a countersink so that it sits flush with a surface ¹

5. Noun. a type of engine that has the valves placed in the engine block beside the piston, instead of in the cylinder head, as in an Overhead Valve engine ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Flathead

1. a marine food fish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Flathead

1. A Chinook Indian. See Chinook. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Flathead

flatcar
flatcars
flatchested
flate
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flatfield
flatfish
flatfishes
flatfoot
flatfooted
flatfootedly
flatfootedness
flatfooting
flatfoots
flathe
flathead (current term)
flathead catfish
flatheads
flathon
flating
flatiron
flatirons
flative
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flatlander
flatlanders
flatlands
flatleaf
flatlet
flatlets

Literary usage of Flathead

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1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1876)
"2 Additional Notes to Summer Birds of flathead Lake, with special reference to Swan Lake. By Perley Milton Silloway. With introduction by Morton J. Elrod. ..."

2. Reclaiming the Arid West: The Story of the United States Reclamation Service by George Wharton James (1917)
"THE flathead INDIAN PROJECT, MONTANA The flathead Project comprises the lands of the flathead Indian Reservation lying in Missoula, flathead and Sanders ..."

3. Fish and Fisheries of New South Wales by Julian Edmund Tenison-Woods (1883)
"Of these, the first, P. fuscus, is the flathead best known and moat common ... Like the red rock cod the flathead is a ground fish, but is found on a sandy ..."

4. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"The Dusky flathead is very abundant along the coast of New South Wales, ... It is one of the largest of the flathead family, specimens of a length of 4 feet ..."

5. The Great Northwest: A Guidebook and Itinerary for the Use of Tourists and by Henry Jacob Winser, Eugene Virgil Smalley (1888)
"The flathead Indian Reservation.—This reservation extends along the Jocko and Pend d'Oreille rivers a distance of sixty miles. ..."

6. Bulletin of the University of Montana by Mont University of Montana (Missoula, University of Montana (Missoula, Mont.) (1903)
"That portion of the Swan range which extends north of the Mission range borders directly on the valley north of flathead lake, rising abruptly from the ..."

7. Vocational Education by Emily Robison (1917)
"It is called the flathead High, after the aboriginal campers who just recently vacated the site. However, there is nothing peculiar about ..."

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