Flanges (ribs or rims)



  • An external or internal rib or rim, used either to add strength or to hold something in place.
  • The projecting edge of a rigid or semi-rigid component.
  • An ability in a role-playing game which is not commonly available, overpowered or arbitrarily imposed by the referees.
  • A vulva.
  • The collective noun for a group of baboons.
  • The electronic sound distortion produced by a flanger.


  • To be bent into a flange.
  • To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
  • To mix two copies of together, one delayed by a very short, slowly varying time.


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  • From dialectal English flange, flanch, 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.

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