1 the side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the enemy's right flank" [syn: wing]
2 a subfigure consisting of a side of something
3 a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
4 the side between ribs and hipbone v : be located at the sides of something or somebody
- /flæŋk/ /fl
Flank may refer to:
- Flank, the side of either a horse or a military unit
- Flanking maneuver in military tactics
- Flank (electronics), when a signal goes high or low it forms an waveform "edge".
- Flank, a region of the posterior torso (lower back) beneath the ribs and above the ilium
- Flank, a specific position in rugby union, Australian rules football and American football
- Flank steak, a specific cut of beef
- Flank speed, the maximum possible speed of a ship, faster than full speed
- Flanking path, an indirect path of sound transmission within a building studied in the field of architectural acoustics.
flank in Dutch: Flank
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