Dictionary.com

flange

[ flanj ]
/ flændʒ /
Save This Word!

noun
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.
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.
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.
(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.
verb (used without object), flanged, flang·ing.
to project like, or take the form of, a flange.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of flange

1425–75; late Middle English flaunche side charge (on shield face) <Middle French flanche, feminine of flancflank

OTHER WORDS FROM flange

flangeless, adjectiveflanger, nounun·flanged, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use flange in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for flange

flange
/ (flændʒ) /

noun
a projecting disc-shaped collar or rim on an object for locating or strengthening it or for attaching it to another object
a flat outer face of a rolled-steel joist, esp of an I- or H-beam
a tool for forming a flange
verb
(tr) to attach or provide (a component) with a flange
(intr) to take the form of a flange

Derived forms of flange

flanged, adjectiveflangeless, adjectiveflanger, noun

Word Origin for flange

C17: probably changed from earlier flaunche curved segment at side of a heraldic field, from French flanc flank
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for flange

flange
[ flănj ]

n.
A projecting rim or edge.
The part of the denture base that extends from the cervical ends of the teeth to the border of the denture.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK