Definitions for Flankflæŋk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

flankflæŋk(n.)

  1. the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip.

  2. the thin piece of flesh constituting this part.

  3. a cut of meat from the flank of an animal.

    Category: Cooking

  4. the side of anything.

  5. the extreme right or left side of an army or fleet.

    Category: Military

  6. the part of a bastion that extends from the curtain to the face.

    Category: Fortification

  7. (v.t.)to stand or be placed or posted at the flank or side of.

  8. to defend or guard at the flank.

  9. to menace or attack the flank of.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

  10. to pass around or turn the flank of.

Origin of flank:

bef. 1100; ME; late OE flanc < OF < Frankish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. flank, wing(noun)

    the side of military or naval formation

    "they attacked the enemy's right flank"

  2. flank(noun)

    a subfigure consisting of a side of something

  3. flank(noun)

    a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg

  4. flank(verb)

    the side between ribs and hipbone

  5. flank(verb)

    be located at the sides of something or somebody

Wiktionary

  1. flank(Noun)

    The flesh between the last rib and the hip; the side.

  2. flank(Noun)

    A cut of meat from the flank of an animal.

  3. flank(Noun)

    The extreme left or right edge of a military formation, army etc.

  4. flank(Noun)

    The side of something, in general senses.

  5. flank(Noun)

    The outermost strip of a road.

  6. flank(Noun)

    The wing, one side of the pitch.

  7. flank(Verb)

    To attack the flank(s) of something.

  8. flank(Verb)

    To defend the flank(s) of something.

  9. flank(Verb)

    To place to the side(s) of something.

  10. flank(Verb)

    To be placed to the side(s) of something (usually in terms of two objects, one on each side.)

  11. flank(Adjective)

    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!).

  12. Origin: From Late flanc, from flanc, of origin, probably , from hlankaz, from kleng-. Akin to hlanca, lanke (German lenken), hlanc. More at lank.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flank(noun)

    the fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef

  2. Flank(noun)

    the side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side

  3. Flank(noun)

    that part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet

  4. Flank(noun)

    the side of any building

  5. Flank(noun)

    that part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line

  6. Flank(verb)

    to stand at the flank or side of; to border upon

  7. Flank(verb)

    to overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of

  8. Flank(verb)

    to border; to touch

  9. Flank(verb)

    to be posted on the side


Translations for Flank

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

flank(verb)

to be at the side of

The prisoner appeared, flanked by two policemen.

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