Flange meaning

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(gaming) An ability in a role-playing game which is not commonly available, overpowered or arbitrarily imposed by the referees.
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The definition of a flange is an edge or rim that projects from something to give it support, attach it to something else or hold it in place.

An example of a flange is the piece around the edge of a car ignition that supports the keyhole and keeps it from slipping down a hole into the steering column.

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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.
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A wide edge on a pillow, placemat, or other fabric object, especially a piece of fabric or ribbon extending from the outer seam.
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A projecting rim or collar on a wheel, pipe, rail, etc., that serves to hold it in place, give it strength, guide it, or attach it to something else.
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To put a flange on.
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An external or internal rib or rim, used either to add strength or to hold something in place.
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The projecting edge of a rigid or semi-rigid component.
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(vulgar slang) A vulva.
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(rare, humorous) The collective noun for a group of baboons.
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(intransitive) To be bent into a flange.
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To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
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Origin of flange

  • Possibly variant of flanch device at the side of an escutcheon perhaps from French flanche feminine of flanc side flank

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From dialectal English flange (“to project”), flanch (“a projection”), from Old French flanche (“flank, side”). See flank. As a term for a group of baboons, it was popularized in the comedy TV series Not the Nine O'Clock News.

    From Wiktionary