flat spot


Cars & Driving

  • noun a point during acceleration at which the engine hesitates and stops accelerating for an instant
  • noun a flattened area on a tyre (especially a racing tyre), usually caused by a locking brake


  • A spot on a glossy painted surface that fails to absorb the paint properly, usually because of a porous place on the undercoat, resulting in a flat finish that flaws the appearance of the surface.