A scanner design in which the document is placed on the scanner's bed, either manually or by an automatic document feeder, and remains in one position during scanning.

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  • Flatbed — may refer to:* Flatbed truck, a type of vehicle * Flatbed scanner, a common design for computer image scanners * Flatbed printer, a printer able to manage very thick media …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • flatbed — ► NOUN 1) (before another noun ) denoting a vehicle with a flat load carrying area. 2) Computing a scanner, plotter, or other device which keeps paper flat during use …   English terms dictionary

  • flatbed — flat|bed [ˈflætbed] adj [only before noun] having a flat surface to put something on ▪ a flatbed scanner ▪ a flatbed truck >flatbed n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — /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

  • flatbed — [[t]flæ̱tbed[/t]] flatbeds N COUNT: oft N n (The form flatbed truck is also used, especially in American English.) A flatbed is a truck that has a long flat platform with no sides …   English 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

  • flatbed — noun Flatbed is used before these nouns: ↑lorry, ↑trailer, ↑truck …   Collocations dictionary

  • flatbed — 1. noun a) an open commercial vehicle with no sides; designed to carry heavy or outsize loads b) a railway freight car with no sides; a …   Wiktionary

  • Flatbed — Планшетный; Плоскостной …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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