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Meaning of FLANGE

Pronunciation:  flanj

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object

FLANGE is a 6 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: rim
 See Also: projection



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Flange\ (fl[a^]nj), n. [Prov. E. flange to project,
    flanch a projection. See {Flanch}, {Flank}.]
    1. An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the
       flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a
       car wheel (see {Car wheel}.); or for attachment to another
       object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam
       cylinder, etc. --Knight.
    2. A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when
       fastened to the pipe.
    {Blind flange}, a plate for covering or closing the end of a
    {Flange joint}, a joint, as that of pipes, where the
       connecting pieces have flanges by which the parts are
       bolted together. --Knight.
    {Flange rail}, a rail with a flange on one side, to keep
       wheels, etc. from running off.
    {Flange turning}, the process of forming a flange on a
       wrought iron plate by bending and hammering it when hot.
  2. \Flange\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flanged} (fl[a^]njd); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Flanging} (fl[a^]n"j[i^]ng).] (Mach.)
    To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
  3. \Flange\, v. i.
    To be bent into a flange.
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