cold-water flat

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cold-wa·ter flat

or cold water flat  (kōld′wô′tər, -wŏt′ər)
An apartment that has cold running water but no hot water or central heating.

cold′-wa`ter flat′

an apartment, often in an unheated building, provided only with cold running water.
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Noun1.cold-water flat - an apartment without modern conveniences
apartment, flat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
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The Giancristofaro's were able to turn their first purchase of a nine-family cold-water flat in Jersey City into a significant portfolio of outstanding properties across the country.