verb intr.: To fly close to the ground.
From the allusion to a plane flying so low as to flatten a hat on someone’s head. Earliest documented use: 1940.
“Those impromptu flights often took him only feet above the beach on Cumberland Island where he’d practice ‘touch-and-go’s and flathatting.”
Scott Keepfer; Record Still Stands After 75 Years; The Greenville News (South Carolina); Jun 24, 2007.
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