Definitions for Flankflæŋk

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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


  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

  10. Origin: [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. Flaccid, Flanch, Flange.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Defense Minister Mircea Dusa:

    We will permanently rotate troops on this flank.

  2. Alexandra Miller:

    This consists primarily of lean protein, such as salmon or flank steak, and non-starchy vegetables such as broccoli, green beans or cauliflower.

  3. Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz:

    Poland has joined the actions, which are now so crucial, on NATO's southern flank, when it comes to details ... we will continue to discuss it, particularly as we consider it in the broad context of NATO's situation, hoping that both the U.S. and NATO as a whole will back Poland and other countries on the eastern flank with their ... permanent presence.

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Translations for Flank

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • хълбок, пазя фланга, гранича, страна, банкет, флангBulgarian
  • flanke, flankereDanish
  • Flanke, [[in]] [[der]] [[Flanke]] [[angreifen]], flankierenGerman
  • costado, flancoSpanish
  • külgEstonian
  • kuve, sivu, sivusta, puoli, piennar, kylki, kylkipalaFinnish
  • flanchet, flancFrench
  • sliosScottish Gaelic
  • թևArmenian
  • noce, rosa, lato, fiancheggiare, affiancare, aggirare il fianco, soccoscio, fianco, proteggere il fiancoItalian
  • latusLatin
  • kaokao, hūhāMāori
  • နံBurmese
  • oskrzydlać, bok, łata, flankować, flanka, skrzydłoPolish
  • flanco, flanquear, ladearPortuguese
  • latură, flancRomanian
  • бочо́к, бок, сторона́, флангRussian
  • flank, sidaSwedish

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