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flank

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English

Etymology

From Late Old English flanc, from Old French flanc, from a Germanic source, probably Frankish *hlanca

Pronunciation

Adjective

flank (not comparable)

Positive
flank

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (nautical) Maximum (of speed). Historically faster than full speed (the most a vessel can sustain without excessive engine wear or risk of damage), now frequently used interchangeably. Typically used in an emergency or during an attack (All ahead flank!).

Noun

Singular
flank

Plural
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flank ({{{1}}})
  1. (anatomy) The flesh between the last rib and the hip; the side.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
  3. (military) The extreme left or right edge of a military formation, army etc.
  4. The side of something, in general senses.
  5. The outermost strip of a road.

Synonyms

  • (all senses): side
  • (side of formation): wing

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to flank

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to flank (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To attack the flank(s) of something.
  2. (transitive) To defend the flank(s) of something.
  3. (transitive) To place to the side(s) of something.
  4. To be placed to the side(s) of something (usually in terms of two objects, one on each side.)

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