flatbed

flatbed
noun
1. freight car without permanent sides or roof
Syn: ↑flatcar, ↑flat
Hypernyms: ↑freight car
2. an open truck bed or trailer with no sides; used to carry large heavy objects
Hypernyms: ↑truck bed

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