- 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)
Words nearby flank
Origin of flank
OTHER WORDS FROM flankun·flank, verb (used with object)well-flanked, adjective
Examples from the Web for flanked
He speaks in a whisper, flanked by the two locals who set up the meeting.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alberto Barbera, director of the Venice Film Festival, took the stage, flanked by a woman holding a trophy and a medal.James Franco Shot His New Movie at the Venice Film Festival and I Was in It|Marlow Stern|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her sons walked behind her, flanked by their father, the Prince; their grandfather, the Duke; and their uncle, the Earl.
“Technically the campus is a crime scene,” said Garcia, who was flanked by dozens of officers and college officials.
Outside, on the roof, the clock is flanked by more Beaux Arts touches: statues of Hercules, Mercury, and Minerva.
Each diamond is further ornamented with the Tudor rose, ensigned with the royal crown, and flanked by the initials E. R.Royal English Bookbindings|Cyril Davenport
They were flanked by nine other chairs on the right and nine on the left for the eighteen other prisoners.The Tree of Heaven|May Sinclair
Flanked by guards, they went down a corridor which stretched on interminably.The Status Civilization|Robert Sheckley
Sussex backs gave place in time to the grate in which a metal back was frequently incorporated, flanked by the dogs in front.Chats on Household Curios|Fred W. Burgess
The Confederacy was finally beaten because it was flanked in the west and cut in two at Vicksburg.The Ifs of History|Joseph Edgar Chamberlin