from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as flange.
  • noun A projection; a flange.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun rare A flange.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A flange.
  • noun heraldry A bearing consisting of a circle segment encroaching on the field from the side, and always occurring in pairs.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Prov. English, a projection, Old French flanche flank. See flank.


  • 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.

    7.1 Pneumatic jack hammer, drilling stand, jackleg

  • [_Arched_, from K. 's flanch, _in heraldry, an ordinary made of an arch-line_.]

    The Rowley Poems

  • 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.

    Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson

  • 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.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society


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