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  • 22-04-2003 4:53pm
    Closed Accounts Posts: 5,093 ✭✭✭

    is the word flange a real word??? and if so what does it mean??


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,712 ✭✭✭Praetorian

    A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭Gaz


    \Flange\ (fl[a^]nj), n. [Prov. E. flange to project, flanch a projection. See Flanch, Flank.] 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.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,093 ✭✭✭woosaysdan

    oh right ted

  • Registered Users Posts: 78,379 ✭✭✭✭Victor

    Here's a demonstration of flanges - the first is a section through a steel column, the second is though a bolted joint on a piece of pipework.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,105 ✭✭✭Tyrrial

    wow! that was a lot of attention to such an uninteresing post.... i'm very impressed by everyone's willingness to help

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  • Registered Users Posts: 646 ✭✭✭John2002

    Ali G's definition is somewhat different though!! :D

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,529 ✭✭✭zynaps

    flange: antonym: minge. synonyms: very many. :)