American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together, or the marginal projections on the tires of railroad-car wheels to keep them on the rails.
- n. A strengthening rib: as, the flange of a fish-bellied rail or girder.
- n. A plate placed over the end of a pipe or cylinder to close it partly or wholly.
- To project out.
- To be bent into a flange; take the form of flange.
- To furnish with a flange; make a flange on.
- n. An external or internal rib or rim, used either to add strength or to hold something in place.
- n. The projecting edge of a rigid or semi-rigid component.
- n. gaming An ability in a role-playing game which is not commonly available, overpowered or arbitrarily imposed by the referees.
- n. vulgar slang A vulva.
- n. rare, humorous The collective noun for a group of baboons.
- v. To be bent into a flange.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the
flangeof an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flangeof a car wheel (see car wheel.); or for attachment to another object, as the flangeon the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc.
- n. A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.
- v. (Mach.) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
- v. To be bent into a flange.
- n. a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
- Possibly variant of flanch, device at the side of an escutcheon, perhaps from French flanche, feminine of flanc, side; see flank. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Last week, as you remember, we removed the stub of the riser pipe and we put in what we call a flange spool.”
“While about 3 to 6 feet of the broken south tower legs and the other wide flange is still in place.”
“That paved the way for the installation of a pipe-like connector called a flange spool that will sit on top of the spewing well bore.”
“The flange is the two disc like metal parts that allow them to connect the various units together and would have absolutely no oil leaking out.”
“Then a 12-foot-long piece of equipment called a flange transition spool will be lowered and bolted over it.”
“The flange has to be taken off so another piece of equipment called a flange spool can go over the drill pipe, where the sealing cap will be connected.”
“Flush with the flange is a flat outer ring with engraved gold-on-black tachymeter scale.”
“The spout is provided with a flange, which is welded to the bag's inner layer during bag's 166”
“This plate, full of cops, is now placed in the dye-vessel and rests upon a flange which is provided for that purpose.”
“To prevent the small gland being jammed by unequal screwing up, the pressure is applied by a loose flange which is rounded at the part which presses against the gland.”
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