flanger

noun
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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