- the right or left side of a work or fortification.
- the part of a bastion that extends from the curtain to the face and protects the curtain and the opposite face.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of flank
OTHER WORDS FROM flankun·flank, verb (used with object)well-flanked, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for flank
In many ways, the fight hasn’t been nearly what the left flank of the Democratic Party might have wanted — or what Kennedy’s GOP colleagues pretended it was.
One day, they all had a picnic on the scrubby flank of a hill, under a brutal sun.To Find Hope in American Cooking, James Beard Looked to the West Coast|John Birdsall|October 2, 2020|Eater
There were no party leaders to flank him and no signs of celebration.
The main feature of this salad is flank steak, rubbed with garlic and grilled over a hot fire to create a perfectly seared crust.
With his speech, Netanyahu put President Obama in the middle of the regional conflict, with Ahmadinejad on the other flank.
The increasing twilight was now just merging into night, and a wood stretched between the Northern cavalry and the Southern flank.The Scouts of Stonewall|Joseph A. Altsheler
Assailed in front and in flank, hemmed in by the fatal morass in the rear, the Spaniards were thrown into utter confusion.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
Then the infantry became engaged, Jackson throwing his brigades upon Prince, turning his flank, and pushing him back.Following the Flag|Charles Carleton Coffin
Meanwhile 400 Illyrians had been detached to take the enemy in flank.Historical Parallels, vol 3 (of 3)|Arthur Thomas Malkin
The attack upon our flank was made by the whole of Hardee's Corps.The Battle of Atlanta|Grenville M. Dodge