Flange rail
Flange 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. --Knight. [1913 Webster]

2. A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe. [1913 Webster]

{Blind flange}, a plate for covering or closing the end of a pipe.

{Flange joint}, a joint, as that of pipes, where the connecting pieces have flanges by which the parts are bolted together. --Knight.

{Flange rail}, a rail with a flange on one side, to keep wheels, etc. from running off.

{Flange turning}, the process of forming a flange on a wrought iron plate by bending and hammering it when hot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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