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  1. flanking

    In military tactics, a flanking maneuver is a movement of an armed force around an enemy force's side, or flank, to achieve an advantageous position over it. Flanking is useful because a force's fighting strength is typically concentrated in its front, therefore, to circumvent an opposing force's front and attack its flank is to concentrate one's own offense in the area where the enemy is least able to concentrate defense. Flanking can also occur at the operational and strategic levels of warfare.

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  1. Flanking

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  1. flanking

    Is the same in fortification as defending.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flanking in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flanking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    a defeat in which the losing person or team fails to score
    A whitewash
    B peccadillo
    C brasserie
    D wavering

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