flat store

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Noun[edit]

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 (10), →ISBN (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 (10), →ISBN (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 (10), →ISBN (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 (10), →ISBN (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.
  2. A storage facility in which the material stored is simply piled on a floor (as opposed to a bin or silo).
    • 1994, Norman Leslie Kent & ‎A. D. Evers, Technology of Cereals, →ISBN:
      It is sometimes necessary to provide storage for grain beyond the normal capacity of an elevator facility or elsewhere. In such conditions a relatively inexpensive expedient is the flat store. This is little more than a cover for a pile of dry grain adopting its natural form as poured.
    • 1996, Aluminium - Volume 72, page 616:
      The space-saving arrangement of the stores and the controlled cooling down of coils in the flat store which led to reduced handling times and inventory volume had a very positive effect on the efficiency of the cold rolling mill and product availability for shipment.
    • 1998, Bulk Solids Handling::
      In some flat stores a small trough or day silo is located on the perimeter inside the flat store which is also accessed from the outside of the flat store.

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  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 (10), →ISBN (13))