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noun 
  1. The flesh between the last rib and the hip; the side.
  2. A cut of meat from the flank of an animal.
  3. The side of a military formation.
  4. A side of something.
  5. The outermost strip of a road.
verb 
  1. (transitive) To attack the flank(s) of something.
  2. (transitive) To defend the flank(s) of something.
  3. (transitive) To place to the side(s) of something.
  4. To be placed to the side(s) of something (usually in terms of two objects, one on each side.)
adjective 
  1. Nautical: Maximum (of speed). Historically faster than full speed (the most a vessel can sustain without excessive engine wear or risk of damage), now frequently used interchangeably. Typically used in an emergency or during an attack (All ahead flank!).
Etymology: From Late Anglo-Saxon flanc, from Old French flanc, from a Germanic source, probably Frankish
  • hlanca



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