[ flangk ]
/ flæŋk /


verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to occupy a position at the flank or side.
to present the flank or side.

Origin of flank

before 1100; Middle English; late Old English flanc < Old French < Frankish; compare Old High German hlanca loin

Related forms

un·flank, verb (used with object)well-flanked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for flank


/ (flæŋk) /



Word Origin for flank

C12: from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin
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Medicine definitions for flank


[ flăngk ]


The side of the body between the pelvis or hip and the last rib; the side.
The section of flesh in that area.
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