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English definition of “flange”

flange

noun [C]     /flændʒ/
a flat surface sticking out from an object , used to fix it to something or to make it stronger : The flange around the wheels on railway trains helps to keep them on the rails .Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects
(Definition of flange noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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