• WordNet 3.6
    • n flange a projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Flange A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.
    • Flange 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.
    • v. i Flange To be bent into a flange.
    • v. t Flange (Mach) To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n flange A projecting edge, rim, or rib on any object, as the rims by which cast-iron pipes are connected together, or the marginal projections on the tires of railroad-car wheels to keep them on the rails.
    • n flange A strengthening rib: as, the flange of a fish-bellied rail or girder.
    • n flange A plate placed over the end of a pipe or cylinder to close it partly or wholly.
    • flange To project out.
    • flange To be bent into a flange; take the form of a flange.
    • flange To furnish with a flange; make a flange on.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Flange flanj a projecting or raised edge or flank, as of a wheel or of a rail
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. flange, to project, flanch, a projection. See Flanch Flank
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Corr. of flank.


In literature:

This ring is provided with an inner flange or valve seat on which rests the delivery valve.
"Scientific American, Volume XLIII., No. 25, December 18, 1880" by Various
This plate, full of cops, is now placed in the dye-vessel and rests upon a flange which is provided for that purpose.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
The other armies, the flanges of the revolt, swiftly followed.
"Our American Holidays: Lincoln's Birthday" by Various
They got me aff my feet and flang me into the street wi' a clash that near split the paving-stanes.
"Patsy" by S. R. Crockett
All low pressure flanges should have diameter, thickness and drilling in accordance with "manufacturer's standard" for "standard flanges.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Flange: a projecting rim or edge.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The cap was laid on the carburetor flange and stuck in place with painter's masking tape.
"Solomon's Orbit" by William Carroll
On the underside are two flanges, forming a base for seating the engine on the axle.
"The 1893 Duryea Automobile In the Museum of History and Technology" by Don H. Berkebile
When flanging a tube, it is held and rotated with the left hand as above described, while the right hand holds the flanging tool.
"Laboratory Manual of Glass-Blowing" by Francis C. Frary
One great brace had an overhanging flange; the explosive was placed beneath it.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various

In poetry:

Crutch awa he flang it,
Clean forgot his hairms,
Cudna stan' withoot it,
Fell in Mally's airms.
"Ower The Hedge" by George MacDonald
I flang me doun on my knees
And I prayed as my hert wad break,
And I got my answer sune,
For oot o' the nicht God spake.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
"I had nae fear, but lichtly lauch'd,
An' at the haun I flang the jug;
O never till the 'crack o' doom'
Will fa' sic soun' on mortal lug.
"Grannie's Dream: A True Incident" by Janet Hamilton
Scho flang her harp on that auld tree,
(The wynd pruvis aye ane harpir gude.)
And it gave out its music free;
(Birdis sing blythe in gay green wud.)
"Elfinland Wood" by Henry Morley
O merry their lauch whan they fan the warm san',
For the lichtsome reel sae meet!
Ilk are flang her kaim frae her pearly ban',
And tuik til her pearly feet.
"The Mermaid" by George MacDonald
No cow-bells honk from upland fields, no sunset thrushes call
To swarthy, bare-limbed harvesters beyond the stubble roads;
But flanges grind on frosted steel, the weary snow-picks fall,
And twisted, toiling backs are bent to pile the bitter loads.
"The Winter Harvest" by Lloyd Roberts

In news:

So, today we have an ASME/ANSI standard that has two subsections ASME B16.47 includes both a Series A equivalent to the MSS flanges and a Series B equivalent to the API flanges .
MOCAP flanged polyethylene caps are designed to protect threads with and without o-rings.
Inductoheat Inc shipped two VSM95 induction-hardening systems to a supplier of flanged axle shafts for heavy-duty trucks.
ANSI/ISA-75.10.02-2008 Installed Face-to-Face Dimensions for Dual Pinch Flanged Clamp or Pinch Valves (Classes 125 and 150).
ANSI/ISA-75.08.02-2003 (R2009) Face-to-Face Dimensions for Flanged and Flangeless Rotary Control Valves (Classes 150, 300, and 600).
ANSI/ISA-75.08.06-2002 (R2007) Face-to-Face Dimensions for Flanged Globe-Style Control Valve Bodies (Classes 900, 1500, and 2500).
This standard applies to flanged globe-style control valves, sizes 15 mm (1/2 inch) through 450 mm (18 inches), having top, top and bottom, port, or cage guiding.
The MXR Micro Chorus and Micro Flanger produce a great range of "best-of" chorus and flanging effects with noise-free sound.
The Taxi section creates a traditional chorus flange , while Takeoff serves up a reproduction of Gilbert's modified flange tone.
OPW Engineered Systems, a division of OPW Fluid Transfer Group, continues to set the standard in the transfer of hazardous materials with its Enduraâ„¢ Series Dual Split Flange (DSF) Swivel Joint .
Flange design assists in insertion and removal of plug.
The T1G4003532-FL is available from stock at RFMW, Ltd. T1G4003532-FL: Flanged Package, 35W, 32V, DC-3.5GHz GaN RF Power Transistor .
The waveguide components are supplied in the industry standard square cover flange for all rectangular waveguides except for the WR137, which is available in the standard CPR flange.
0These screw feeders offer compact drives with built-in bearings and flanged-mounted standard motors.
Officials say the man was attempting to put bolts on a 3500 pound flange when it tipped over and crushed him Tuesday.

In science:

During that operation the damping waveguides with prebrazed end flanges were also bonded with the cells.
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam