/flændʒ / (say flanj)

1. a projecting rim, collar, edge, ridge, or the like, on an object, for keeping it in place, attaching it to another object, strengthening it, etc.
2. the horizontal portion or portions of steel shapes, such as the top and bottom flange of an I-beam.
3. a device or tool for making flanges.
verb (i) (flanged, flanging)
4. to project like, or take the form of, a flange.
5. (in music recording) to mix two identical signals with one signal slightly delayed, producing a repetitively spiking distortion.
{variant of flanch (noun), from flanch (verb), from Old French flanchir bend, blend of flanc flank and flechier (from Roman flecticāre, from Latin flectere)}
flangeless, adjective
flanging, noun
flanger, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Flange — (fl[a^]nj), n. [Prov. E. flange to project, flanch a projection. See {Flanch}, {Flank}.] 1. An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a car wheel (see {Car wheel}.); or for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flange — Flange, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flanged} (fl[a^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flanging} (fl[a^]n j[i^]ng).] (Mach.) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flange — Flange, v. i. To be bent into a flange. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flange — s. f. ou m. Disco perpendicular ao eixo de um tubo, para ligação com outro por meio de parafusos com porcas.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês flange …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • flange — flange·less; flange; …   English syllables

  • flange — [flanj] n. [< ? ME flaunch, a lenticular space on a coat of arms < OFr flanche, side, var. of flanc: see FLANK] a projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach… …   English World dictionary

  • flange — index border Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • flange — [flændʒ] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Perhaps from early modern French flaunche, from Old French flanc; FLANK1] the flat edge that stands out from an object such as a railway wheel, to keep it in the right position or strengthen it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • flange — [ flændʒ ] noun count an edge that sticks out on a wheel so that it stays in the correct position …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • flange — 1680s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to O.Fr. flanche flank, side, fem. of flanc (see FLANK (Cf. flank)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • flange — ► NOUN ▪ a projecting rim or piece. DERIVATIVES flanged adjective. ORIGIN perhaps from Old French flanchir to bend …   English terms dictionary

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