footwear (shoes or slippers) with no heel (or a very low heel)
Flats, short for Scenery Flats, are flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background. Flats can be soft or hard covered. Soft-covered flats have changed little from their origin in the Italian Renaissance. Hard-covered flats with a frame that is perpendicular to the paint surface are referred to as studio, TV, or Hollywood flats. Flats with a frame that places the width of the lumber parallel to the face are called New York or Broadway flats. Usually flats are built in standard sizes of 8, 10, or 12 feet tall so that walls or other scenery may easily be constructed, and so that flats may be stored and reused for subsequent productions. Often affixed to battens flown in from the fly tower or loft for the scenes in which they are used, they may also be stored at the sides of the stage, called wings, and braced to the floor when in use for an entire performance. Some casts have a tradition of signing the back of flats used on their production.
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
In a commutator of a dynamo, the burning or wearing away of a commutator segment to a lower level than the rest. Sometimes two adjacent bars will be thus affected, causing a flat place on the commutator. It is not always easy to account for the formation of flats. They may have their origin in periodic vibrations due to bad mounting, or to sparking at the particular point.
Plural noun of the word flat.
She was delighted to purchase a property that was one house with two self-contained flats in the one property for herself and her daughter.
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Rank popularity for the word 'flats' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1141
The numerical value of flats in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of flats in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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