flang·​er | \ -jə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of flanger

1 : one that makes or repairs flanges: such as
a : a worker who flanges the tops of glass flasks
b : a worker who prepares or adjusts flanges on metal plates (as in shipbuilding)
c : a worker who forms the flanges of glass tubes used for hypodermic syringe cylinders
d : a worker who shapes hat brims by pressing
e : a tool or machine for forming flanges
2 : a scraper for clearing ice and snow from the inside of railroad rails to provide clearance for the wheel flanges

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“Flanger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flanger. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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