Definition of 'flank'
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She was flanked by security guards as she entered court yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This meant the three tanks on the right flank were on their own and in great peril. The Sun (2016)Formerly a dairy farm, the house sits in a farmyard setting flanked by historic buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)On the left flank, the tank crews were overcome with fumes from the engine and got lost. The Sun (2016)The building is flanked by a Liver bird on each tower watching over the city and the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But when he was put under pressure defensively, he looked most uneasy and Northampton sensed the opportunity to cause problems down the right flank. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The valley was flanked by steep mountains. Times, Sunday Times (2009)To one flank rises a sweep of sand dunes that lead off into pristine wilderness. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was led to a prison van flanked by guards. The Sun (2008)Got round his man on the flank only once. The Sun (2013)There was no haste and he flung riders wide to guard the flanks and search out any ambush. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEBig threat down the right flank. The Sun (2010)Each was flanked by two guards. The Sun (2011)The Afghan army on their flanks was better armed and vastly more competent. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Looked good on left wing in first half, but less effective after move to opposite flank. The Sun (2012)If he tried to flank the position, he would expose his own flank to attack. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)It's flanked on one side by barley fields and on the other by numerous matching houses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Both are young centre backs who have been forced to play out of position on the flanks and are deserving of considerable sympathy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)HAS been played out of position on the flanks. The Sun (2012)The flowers were the same colour as the mysterious building which flanked the cemetery - an innocuous pale pink. The Crossing-Place (1993)Struggled badly at times, mixing poor clearances with an ability to keep danger at bay on his left flank. Times, Sunday Times (2012)On two sides, the garden is really just a grassy walkway flanked by skinny beds and a few flowering trees. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We approached from one flank. Anti-Ice (1993)The chapel lies on one flank of a quad, and two of the other three sides are walled in by academic buildings. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)Some days earlier, they'd left the hill country behind for the flanks of the mountains. A Time of War (1993)England's best option on the right flank, provided that he is revitalised by the challenge. Times, Sunday Times (2008)And imagine his horror when he shuffled into the consultant's room to be confronted by a genial man flanked by half a dozen female medical students. The Sun (2011)His pace, sudden bursts of acceleration and trickery down the left flank was just too hot for Toon to handle. The Sun (2015)The knowledge that his left flank would be protected by the Prussians encouraged Wellington to strengthen the right and centre of his line. WATERLOO: Napoleon's Last Gamble (2005)
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Translations for 'flank'
British English: flank NOUN
An animal's flank is its side, between the ribs and the hip.
He put his hand on the dog's flank.
British English: flank VERB
If something is flanked by things, it has them on both sides of it, or sometimes on one side of it.
The altar was flanked by two trees.
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