[ UK /flˈæŋk/ ]
[ US /ˈfɫæŋk/ ]
  1. be located at the sides of something or somebody
  1. a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
  2. the side of military or naval formation
    they attacked the enemy's right flank
  3. the side between ribs and hipbone
  4. a subfigure consisting of a side of something
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How To Use flank In A Sentence

  • We approached from one flank. Anti-Ice
  • Some days earlier, they'd left the hill country behind for the flanks of the mountains. A Time of War
  • The forwards also seemed intent on glory as several rolling mauls were stopped dead in their tracks when the wingers were standing idle and unmarked on the flanks.
  • A flanking attack on Antigonus' troops from Spartan light infantry stationed in the Oenus valley was thwarted by an aggressive cavalry attack led by the Achaean general Philopoemen.
  • Every time that the backwoodsmen tried to stitch her up, though, she would outflank them. Times, Sunday Times
  • He just moves on, as if we were unworthy of his attention, like the remoras which hitch a free ride on his flanks, and which he brushes off if they carelessly move within reach of his flippers.
  • And it was not reported, it can be reported now that in the very beginning they had identified this very small area called the carbolic (ph) gap as their entranceway, basically, into Baghdad and into flanking and enveloping the Medina. CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2003
  • After advancing about 100 meters, it became obvious that high ground to the north and south meant their western line of advance could be flanked from the high ground on both sides. Todd, Robert J.
  • An old stone wall marks the boundary of the plot to one side, while a rocky hill and concrete wall flanks the other.
  • The flank is located under the filet, along the sides of the beef. Choice Cut Or Mystery Meat? A Guide To Mexican Butcher Shops: Part I - Beef
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