Definitions of flank
n. - The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef. 2
n. - 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. 2
n. - That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet. 2
n. - The side of any building. 2
n. - That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line. 2
v. t. - To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon. 2
v. t. - 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. 2
v. i. - To border; to touch. 2
v. i. - To be posted on the side. 2
The word "flank" uses 5 letters: A F K L N.
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