Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A projection; a flange.
- n. In heraldry, a bearing composed of a part of the field bounded by a curve projecting boldly into the field from one side and nearly reaching the fesse-point. In some continental systems of heraldry the flanch is bordered by straight lines meeting in a right angle, and therefore resembling a pile, but less acutely pointed. Flanches are always borne in pairs, and the escutcheon so charged is most commonly blazoned flanched. See cut under
flanched. Also flanqueand flaunch. Compare flasque.
- Same as flange.
- n. A flange.
- n. heraldry A bearing consisting of a circle segment encroaching on the field from the side, and always occurring in pairs.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. rare A flange.
- Prov. English, a projection, Old French flanche flank. See flank. (Wiktionary)
“Fig. 1 - 5 double-pointed picks, fig. 1 - 3 with removable blades and fig. 1 - 2 retaining flanch on helmet by using fig. 3 a wedge following the Acmes method.”
“[_Arched_, from K. 's flanch, _in heraldry, an ordinary made of an arch-line_.]”
“Leicestershire, and there introduced the cast-iron edge-rail, with flanches cast upon the tire of the waggon-wheels to keep them on the track, instead of having the margin or flanch cast upon the rail itself; and this plan was shortly after adopted in other places.”
“The boiler is composed of 70 plates of iron, cast with flanches, and bolted together, so that the flanch and bolts are within the water of the boiler wherever the flame touches it; otherwise they would be burned oft "in a few days.”
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