flange

noun
\ ˈflanj How to pronounce flange (audio) \

Definition of flange

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

flange

verb
flanged; flanging

Definition of flange (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to furnish with a flange

Examples of flange in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The wheel mounting surface of the axle flange may be warped and cause the wheel studs to fracture. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 Hand-tighten a ½-inch close nipple into the flange pipe fitting [4]. Joe Kohl-riggs, Popular Mechanics, 26 June 2021 The wheel mounting surface of the axle flange may be warped and cause the wheel studs to fracture. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The wheel mounting surface of the axle flange may be warped and cause the wheel studs to fracture. Detroit Free Press, 14 May 2021 The wheel mounting surface of the axle flange may be warped and cause the wheel studs to fracture. USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 The hands, too, are rose gold-colored, as is the flange. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Add the pipe flange, then prime and paint the pipe and baffle. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, 17 Apr. 2021 The outer flange features a tachymeter scale for measuring distance. Roberta Naas, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of flange

Noun

circa 1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for flange

Noun

perhaps alteration of flanch a curving charge on a heraldic shield

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The first known use of flange was circa 1735

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23 Jul 2021

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“Flange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flange. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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flange

noun

English Language Learners 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

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