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Oxford dictionary definition of the word flank:
1the side of a person’s or animal’s body between the ribs and the hip:
leaning against his horse’s flanks
a cut of meat from the flank of an animal:
a thick flank of beef
the side of a large object or structure:
the northern flank of the Rockies
2the right or left side of a body of people such as an army, a naval force, or a soccer team:
the left flank of the Russian Third Army
the right or left side of a gaming area such as a chessboard.
(also flank forward) Rugbyanother term for wing forward.
be on each or on one side of:
the three defendants stood in the dock, flanked by police officers
cherry-red sofas flanked the enormous fireplace
(usually as adjective flanking) guard or strengthen (a military force or position) from the side:
massive walls, defended by four flanking towers
(usually as adjective flanking) attack down or from the sides, or rake with gunfire from the sides:
a flanking attack from the north-east
Military at the side:
they were to hit the tail of the column in flank
late Old English, from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin