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flanker

[ flang-ker ]
/ ˈflæŋ kər /
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noun
a person or thing that flanks.
Military. one of a body of soldiers placed on the flank of an army to guard a line of march.
Fortification. a fortification projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body.
Football.
  1. Also called flank·er·back . an offensive back who lines up outside of an end.
  2. split end.
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Origin of flanker

First recorded in 1540–50; flank + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for flanker

flanker
/ (ˈflæŋkə) /

noun
one of a detachment of soldiers detailed to guard the flanks, esp of a formation
a projecting fortification, used esp to protect or threaten a flank
rugby a wing forward
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