Definition of flange in English:

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Pronunciation: /flan(d)ʒ/


A projecting flat rim, collar, or rib on an object, serving for strengthening or attachment or (on a wheel) for maintaining position on a rail: the flanges that held the tailpipe to the aircraft
More example sentences
  • Beam flanges became the rail for the trolley rigs but the beams also supported damaged roof arches during their restoration.
  • Finally, they lay mesh over the flanges, position it above the plywood forms, and cast concrete on top.
  • To ease rolling it around, the wheels have no flanges.



Pronunciation: /flan(d)ʒd/
Example sentences
  • By having flanged ends, the panels last longer and are easier to handle.
  • The pop rivet itself looks something like a nail with a flanged metal sleeve over one end.
  • The major advantage of flanged windows is that they are one integral unit that is easy for the contractor or homeowner to install plumb and square within a framed opening.


Example sentences
  • It has unique exterior styling and specific interior appointments, including prominent 20-inch flangeless wheels.


Late 17th century: perhaps based on Old French flanchir 'to bend'.

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