flat store

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flat store ‎(plural flat stores)

  1. (gambling, slang) A crooked gambling establishment, such as a casino running rigged or fixed (dishonest) games of chance.[1]
    • 1962: Saul Bellow & Keith Botsford, The Noble Savage, p59 (World Pub. Co)
      He had told me that in the old days in Chicago he had run a flat-store with a partner who had tuberculosis and also smoked cigars.
    • 1998: Michael Maher & Jean-Francois Puget, Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming — CP98, p1 (Springer; ISBN 3540652248 (10), ISBN 978-3540652243 (13))
      In shared-memory languages for parallel programming, the model is one of a global flat store equipped with various synchronization primitives.
    • 2000: Syngress Media, Inc, MCSE Windows 2000 Server Study Guide (exam 70–215), p75 (McGraw–Hill Professional; ISBN 0072123869 (10), ISBN 978-0072123869 (13))
      The PDC uses the AD but exposes the data as a flat store, as in Windows NT.
    • 2001: Elizabeth A. Wheeler, Uncontained: Urban Fiction in Postwar America, p139 (The Rutgers University Press; ISBN 0813529735 (10), ISBN 978-0813529738 (13)); quoting an unknown source
      “It sat on the top of a steep, unpaved hill and commanded an uninspiring view of clean, gray concrete that was six lanes wide and an assortment of boxy, flat store buildings and spacious super gas-stations” (117).
    • 2004: Peter Golob, Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology Durables, p80 (Blackwell Publishing; ISBN 0632057246 (10), ISBN 978-0632057245 (13))
      These systems are often cheaper to install than conventional horizontal ducting and have the advantage over above-floor ducts that they are unlikely to be damaged by tractors unloading the flat store.



  1. ^ “flat store”, as which the primary “flat joint” is also known, listed on page 95 of Newspeak: A Dictionary of Jargon by Jonathon Green (1984; Routledge; ISBN 0710096852 (10), ISBN 978-0710096852 (13))