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Rib vs. Flange — What's the Difference?

Rib vs. Flange — What's the Difference?

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Rib

In vertebrate anatomy, ribs (Latin: costae) are the long curved bones which form the rib cage, part of the axial skeleton. In most tetrapods, ribs surround the chest, enabling the lungs to expand and thus facilitate breathing by expanding the chest cavity.
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Flange

A flange is a protruded ridge, lip or rim, either external or internal, that serves to increase strength (as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam); for easy attachment/transfer of contact force with another object (as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera); or for stabilizing and guiding the movements of a machine or its parts (as the inside flange of a rail car or tram wheel, which keep the wheels from running off the rails). The term "flange" is also used for a kind of tool used to form flanges.
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Rib

One of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
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Flange

A protruding rim, edge, rib, or collar, as on a wheel or a pipe shaft, used to strengthen an object, hold it in place, or attach it to another object.
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Rib

A similar bone in most vertebrates.
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Flange

A wide edge on a pillow, placemat, or other fabric object, especially a piece of fabric or ribbon extending from the outer seam.
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Rib

A part or piece similar to a rib and serving to shape or support
The rib of an umbrella.
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Flange

An external or internal rib or rim, used either to add strength or to hold something in place.
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Rib

A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones.
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Flange

The projecting edge of a rigid or semi-rigid component.
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Rib

(Nautical) One of many curved members attached to a boat or ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull.
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Flange

(RPG) An ability in a role-playing game which is not commonly available, overpowered or arbitrarily imposed by the referees.
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Rib

One of many transverse pieces that provide an airplane wing with shape and strength.
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Flange

The vulva.
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Rib

(Architecture) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault.
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Flange

The collective noun for a group of baboons.
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Rib

A raised ridge or wale in knitted material or in cloth.
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Flange

The electronic sound distortion produced by a flanger.
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Rib

(Botany) The main vein or any of the prominent veins of a leaf or other plant organ.
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Flange

(intransitive) To be bent into a flange.
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Rib

(Slang) A teasing remark or action; a joke.
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Flange

To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange; to bend (esp. sheet metal) in the form of a flange.
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Rib

To shape, support, or provide with a rib or ribs.
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Flange

To mix two copies of together, one delayed by a very short, slowly varying time.
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Rib

To make with ridges or raised markings.
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Flange

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.
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Rib

(Informal) To tease or make fun of
Ribbed my friend about losing the game.
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Flange

A plate or ring to form a rim at the end of a pipe when fastened to the pipe.
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Rib

(anatomy) Any of a series of long curved bones occurring in 12 pairs in humans and other animals and extending from the spine to or toward the sternum.
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Flange

To make a flange on; to furnish with a flange.
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Rib

(by extension) A part or piece, similar to a rib, and serving to shape or support something.
Umbrella ribs
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Flange

To be bent into a flange.
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Rib

A cut of meat enclosing one or more rib bones.
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Flange

A projection used for strength or for attaching to another object
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Rib

(nautical) Any of several curved members attached to a ship's keel and extending upward and outward to form the framework of the hull.
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Rib

(aeronautics) Any of several transverse pieces that provide an aircraft wing with shape and strength.
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Rib

(architectural element) A long, narrow, usually arched member projecting from the surface of a structure, especially such a member separating the webs of a vault
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Rib

(knitting) A raised ridge in knitted material or in cloth.
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Rib

(botany) The main, or any of the prominent veins of a leaf.
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Rib

A teasing joke.
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Rib

A single strand of hair.
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Rib

A stalk of celery.
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Rib

A wife or woman.
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Rib

(botany) Hound's-tongue (Cynoglossum officinale).
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Rib

(botany) Costmary (Tanacetum balsamita).
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Rib

(botany) Watercress (Nasturtium officinale).
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Rib

To shape, support, or provide something with a rib or ribs.
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Rib

To tease or make fun of someone in a good-natured way.
He always gets ribbed for his outrageous shirts.
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Rib

To enclose, as if with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
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Rib

(transitive) To leave strips of undisturbed ground between the furrows in ploughing (land).
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Rib

One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax.
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Rib

That which resembles a rib in form or use.
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Rib

The chief nerve, or one of the chief nerves, of a leaf.
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Rib

In Gothic vaulting, one of the primary members of the vault. These are strong arches, meeting and crossing one another, dividing the whole space into triangles, which are then filled by vaulted construction of lighter material. Hence, an imitation of one of these in wood, plaster, or the like.
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Rib

Solid coal on the side of a gallery; solid ore in a vein.
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Rib

A wife; - in allusion to Eve, as made out of Adam's rib.
How many have we known whose heads have been broken with their own rib.
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Rib

To furnish with ribs; to form with rising lines and channels; as, to rib cloth.
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Rib

To inclose, as with ribs, and protect; to shut in.
It [lead] were too grossTo rib her cerecloth in the obscure grave.
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Rib

Support resembling the rib of an animal
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Rib

Any of the 12 pairs of curved arches of bone extending from the spine to or toward the sternum in humans (and similar bones in most vertebrates)
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Rib

Cut of meat including one or more ribs
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Rib

A teasing remark
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Rib

A riblike supporting or strengthening part of an animal or plant
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Rib

A projecting molding on the underside of a vault or ceiling; may be ornamental or structural
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Rib

Form vertical ribs by knitting;
A ribbed sweater
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Rib

Subject to laughter or ridicule;
The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house
The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher
His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday
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