flanch

noun (1)
variants: or less commonly flanche \ˈflanch, -ȧ- \ or flaunch or flaunche \-ȯ-, -ä- \
plural -es

Definition of flanch 

(Entry 1 of 3)

: either of two curved segments encroaching on a heraldic field one from each side

flanch

noun (2)
\ˈflȧnch\
plural -es

Definition of flanch (Entry 2 of 3)

British

: a flange especially of a wheel

flanch

verb
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-ed/-ing/-es

Definition of flanch (Entry 3 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to slant outward : flare

transitive verb

: draw in toward the top used with up and especially of a chimney flanch up the chimney so that it will shed rain

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History and Etymology for flanch

Noun (1)

Middle English flaunche, probably from Middle French flanche flank, from flanc

Noun (2)

perhaps from flanch entry 1

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