flange


1flange

noun \ˈflanj\

: 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
:  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
:  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

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

2flange

transitive verb
flangedflang·ing

Definition of FLANGE

:  to furnish with a flange

First Known Use of FLANGE

circa 1859

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms

centrifuge, differential, flange, lathe, linchpin, pinion, plenum, ratchet, traction

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