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
Recent Examples of flange from the Web
A flange is the section connecting two sections of pipeline.
Two barrels, or 84 gallons, spilled due to a leaky flange at a pipeline terminal in Watford City on March 3, according to the state's Health Department.
Beds: Low-slung bed frame with flange seams displayed with a Tuft & Needle mattress and Parachute bedding (from $1,300). 3.
A thicker pipe could make for better drainage, but Bea shows in the report that the concrete in certain spots directly on top of those pipe flanges may have been under 5-inches thick.
The pump rests inside your bra and attaches to your breast via the pump's flange, which can be bought separately to change out after normal wear and tear.
Our project is doing research in the wild, and also in collaboration with zoos, to try and determine what triggers adult male flange development.
Available in 100% percale, The Ivy features wide flanges and rounded corners for a full, luxurious bed that radiates sophisticated minimalism.
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Origin and Etymology of flange
perhaps alteration of flanch a curving charge on a heraldic shield
First Known Use: circa 1735See Words from the same year
Definition of flange
: to furnish with a flange
First Known Use of flange
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Definition of flange for English Language Learners
: 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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