flanger

noun flang·er \-jə(r)\

Definition of flanger

plural

-s

  1. 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. 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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