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flank

[ flangk ]
/ flæŋk /
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noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to occupy a position at the flank or side.
to present the flank or side.
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Origin of flank

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

OTHER WORDS FROM flank

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

flank
/ (flæŋk) /

noun
verb

Word Origin for flank

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

flank
[ flăngk ]

n.
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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