verb (used without object), flanged, flang·ing.
Origin of flange
Examples from the Web for flange
Each end should be made tight, with a flange nailed to the box.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
These are conical tubes, made with a flange at each end, by means of which they are connected to the furnace plate.
The flange rail in the grand is made also to serve the purpose of regulating rail, as the hammer rail is made to do in the square.Piano Tuning|J. Cree Fischer
It is to be noted that flange plate with leg of angle attached thereto was intact, showing no indication of rupture.
With regard to the size of the flange, this will depend upon the strength of the adhesive used and the stiffness of the material.Toy-Making in School and Home|Ruby Kathleen Polkinghorne and Mabel Irene Rutherford Polkinghorne
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Word Origin for flange
Word Origin and History for flange
1680s, of unknown origin, perhaps related to Old French flanche "flank, side," fem. of flanc (see flank (n.)).