Meaning of FLANGE in English


— flangeless , adj. — flanger , n.

/flanj/ , n. , v. , flanged, flanging .


1. a projecting rim, collar, or ring on a shaft, pipe, machine housing, etc., cast or formed to give additional strength, stiffness, or supporting area, or to provide a place for the attachment of other objects.

2. a broad ridge or pair of ridges projecting from the edge of a rolled metal shape generally at right angles, in order to strengthen or stiffen it.

3. a ring or collar, usually provided with holes for bolts, and screwed or welded over the end of a tube or pipe to permit other objects to be attached to it.

4. (in plumbing) a plate or flat ring bolted to the flange at the end of a length of pipe to close the end or to connect it with the flange of another such length: blind flange; spectacle flange.


5. to project like, or take the form of, a flange.

[ 1425-75; late ME flaunche side charge (on shield face) flanche, fem. of flanc FLANK ]

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