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 Bony flanges under the jaw, towering crests atop the cranium and other elaborations further exaggerated pterosaur skull anatomy. Michael B. Habib, Scientific American, "Pterosaurs Were Monsters of the Mesozoic Skies," 1 Oct. 2019 And the Herrick Corporation, another California construction heavyweight, had shop-fabricated the girders in question, using steel flange plates supplied by two subcontractors. John Brant, Popular Mechanics, "It Was Supposed to Be the Safest Building in the World. Then It Cracked.," 25 Oct. 2019 Had the weld access holes been ground per code, fissures would not have taken place and the girder’s bottom flange would not have been cracked. John Brant, Popular Mechanics, "It Was Supposed to Be the Safest Building in the World. Then It Cracked.," 25 Oct. 2019 Attach the casters to the base using wood screws driven through the caster flange and into support blocks. James Schadewald, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Ways to Customize Your Home Bar This Summer," 20 Sep. 2019 The tapered 4-inch-thick steel beams—2.5 feet wide and 60 feet long, with a horizontal flange on the bottom—undergirded the 5.4-acre park on the building’s fourth level, and buttressed the roof of the bus deck on the second level. John Brant, Popular Mechanics, "It Was Supposed to Be the Safest Building in the World. Then It Cracked.," 25 Oct. 2019 The sink flange needs to be sealed using plumber’s putty, not included. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "6 Best Garbage Disposals For Pulverizing Food," 25 Sep. 2019 Workers noticed in January an intermittent leak from an outlet flange and then detected some LNG dripping near an isolation valve of Train 1 of the facility. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sempra’s brand new Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana faces a $41,600 fine," 22 Aug. 2019 Then attach the discharge tube with the flange and bolts. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Garbage Disposal," 20 Aug. 2019

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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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Last Updated

4 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Flange.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flange. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for flange

flange

noun
How to pronounce flange (audio)

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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