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Definitions of flank

  1. To border; to touch; to be posted on the side. Flank files, the first two men on the right and the last two men on the left Flank company, a certain number of men drawn up on the right or left of a battalion. Flank en potence, any part of the right or left wing, formed at a right angle with the line. Flank fichant, the flank from which the cannon, when playing, fires directly on the opposite bastion. Flank razant, the point from which the line of defence commences. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To turn, guard, or threaten the flank (of). The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To attack or turn the flank or side of (an army); guard on the flank; to border or touch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To border. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To attack or pass round the side of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. To attack or pass round the side of; be at the side of. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To border; to touch. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be posted on the side. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To be posted on the side; to touch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To command the flank of; to attack the side or flank of; to post troops so as to attack the flank; to secnro or guard on the flank. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. To attack the side or flank of an army; to pass round the side or flank; to border; to touch; to be posted on the side. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. the side between ribs and hipbone Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a subfigure consisting of a side of something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The side of any building. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The fleshy part of an animal between the ribs and hip; the side of an army, regiment, or building; that part of a fortification constructed to defend another. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. The side of an animal from the ribs to the thigh; the side of anything, esp. of an army or fleet. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Side of the body from the ribs to the hip; side of an army or fleet. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. The part of an animal's side between the ribs and the hip. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The side of anything, as of an army. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. The fleshy part of the side of an animal between the ribs and the hip; the side of an army or body of troops; that part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face; the side of any building. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. The fleshy or muscular part of an animal situated between the ribs and the hip; the side of anything, as of an army; the extreme right or left of a military position; the part of a work placed to defend another. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  28. Pertaining to, or cut from, the flank. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. Pertaining to the flank or side. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Usage examples for flank

  1. So I- I thought of Flank Hall. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  2. " I am going almost at once to call on my little friend Audrey Moze, at Flank Hall," said Madame Piriac. – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
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