|1.||a projecting disc-shaped collar or rim on an object for locating or strengthening it or for attaching it to another object|
|2.||a flat outer face of a rolled-steel joist, esp of an I- or H-beam|
|3.||a tool for forming a flange|
|4.||(tr) to attach or provide (a component) with a flange|
|5.||(intr) to take the form of a flange|
|[C17: probably changed from earlier flaunche curved segment at side of a heraldic field, from French flanc|
A projecting rim or edge.
The part of the denture base that extends from the cervical ends of the teeth to the border of the denture.