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flange

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noun \ˈflanj\

Simple Definition of flange

  • : an edge that sticks out from something (such as a wheel) and is used for strength, for guiding, or for attachment to another object

Full Definition of flange

  1. 1 :  a rib or rim for strength, for guiding, or for attachment to another object <a flange on a pipe> <a flange on a wheel>

  2. 2 :  a projecting edge of cloth used for decoration on clothing <a jacket with flange shoulders>

Origin of flange

perhaps alteration of flanch a curving charge on a heraldic shield


First Known Use: circa 1735

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flange

verb

Definition of flange

flangedflang·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to furnish with a flange



Circa 1859

First Known Use of flange

circa 1859

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