Flange

Definition of Flange

Pronunciation: flănjd
n.1.An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a car wheel (see Car wheel.); or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc.
2.A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.
Blind flange
a plate for covering or closing the end of a pipe.
Flange joint
a joint, as that of pipes, where the connecting pieces have flanges by which the parts are bolted together.
Flange rail
a rail with a flange on one side, to keep wheels, etc. from running off.
- Knight.
Flange turning
the process of forming a flange on a wrought iron plate by bending and hammering it when hot.
v. t.1.(Mach.) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
[imp. & p. p. Flanged (flănjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Flanging (flăn"jĭng).]
v. i.1.To be bent into a flange.

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