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flank

flank

 
pronunciation:
flaengk
parts of speech:
noun, verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the area between the hip and the ribs on either side of the body.
Nora rubbed the horse's flank.
definition 2: the left or right side of something.
The soldier marched in the right flank of his unit.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: flanked, flanking, flanks
definition: to be at the side of something.
The two boys flanked their grandmother at the table.