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flange


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flange  \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  attachment  to  another 
  object,  as  the  flange  on  the  end  of  a  pipe,  steam 
  cylinder,  etc  --Knight. 
 
  2.  A  plate  or  ring  to  form  a  rim  at  the  end  of  a  pipe  when 
  fastened  to  the  pipe. 
 
  {Blind  flange},  a  plate  for  covering  or  closing  the  end  of  a 
  pipe. 
 
  {Flange  joint},  a  joint,  as  that  of  pipes,  where  the 
  connecting  pieces  have  flanges  by  which  the  parts  are 
  bolted  together.  --Knight. 
 
  {Flange  rail},  a  rail  with  a  flange  on  one  side  to  keep 
  wheels,  etc  from  running  off 
 
  {Flange  turning},  the  process  of  forming  a  flange  on  a 
  wrought  iron  plate  by  bending  and  hammering  it  when  hot. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flange  \Flange\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  bent  into  a  flange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  flange 
  n  :  used  for  strength  or  for  attaching  to  another  object  [syn:  {rim}] 




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