cold-water flat


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cold-wa·ter flat

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


n.
an apartment, often in an unheated building, provided only with cold running water.
[1940–45]
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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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