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flange

noun \ ˈflanj \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of flange

perhaps alteration of flanch a curving charge on a heraldic shield

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flange

verb

Definition of flange

flanged; flanging
transitive verb
: to furnish with a flange

First Known Use of flange

circa 1859

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FLANGE Defined for English Language Learners

flange

noun

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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