(engineering) a driving coupling between rotating shafts that consists of flanges (or half couplings) one of which is fixed at the end of each shaft, the two flanges being bolted together with a ring of bolts to complete the drive
[flanj] /flændʒ/ noun 1. a projecting rim, collar, or ring on a shaft, pipe, machine housing, etc., cast or formed to give additional strength, stiffness, or supporting area, or to provide a place for the attachment of other objects. 2. a broad ridge or pair of ridges projecting from the edge of a rolled metal […]
- Flanged rail
noun 1. another name for flat-bottomed rail
[flanj-wey] /ˈflændʒ weɪ/ noun, Railroads. 1. an opening, parallel to a rail, made through platforms, pavements, track structures, etc., to permit passage of wheel .
[flangk] /flæŋk/ noun 1. the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip. 2. the thin piece of flesh constituting this part. 3. a slice of meat from the flank of an animal. 4. the side of anything, as of a building. 5. Military, Navy. the extreme right or left side […]