flank flank  /f ˈlæŋk/


  1. (n) the side of military or naval formation
  2. (n) a subfigure consisting of a side of something
  3. (n) a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
  4. (n) the side between ribs and hipbone
  5. (v) be located at the sides of something or somebody

Derived Word(s)


  1. Its left flank drove through from the southern end of Lake Peipus.
  2. The right flank was saved.
  3. It's precisely because Obama intends to pursue a genuinely progressive foreign policy that he's surrounding himself with people who can guard his right flank at home.


  1. Live by the levee

    Members of local rockers The Easthills flank and sit with the “couch crowd” following their set Saturday evening at Riverside Park Amphitheater. Also on the bill were the Georgia Satellites.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Rushville Republican

  2. A salad that’s a whole meal

    A simple flank, top round or sirloin steak, marinated in a soy sauce-based dressing and then broiled or grilled, is one of those easy, fast dishes that never seem to go out of style. I understand the appeal, but with today’s meat-on-the-side, vegetables-in-the-middle sensibility taking hold, it’s time for an update. That same steak, thinly sliced and mixed with snow peas, carrots and shiitake ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Standard-Examiner

  3. Argentines no longer top beef eaters

    Heading down Lisandro de la Torre street in south Buenos Aires at dawn on a weekday, it’s hard to believe Argentina no longer reigns as South America’s beef-eating king. People crowd around butcher shops that line both sides of the road for half a mile, eyeing carcasses that hang in open entrances. Customers order popular cuts of ribs and flank steak just a few yards away from one of South ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Christian Science Monitor via Yahoo! News


  1. "Clint's a wide player up front, can play either flank, strong with pace, a good player, good touch," Coleman said, according to the Globe. "He has all the attributes to be a good player in the Premier League, is the right age and was in our...
    on Dec 30, 2006 By: Chris Coleman Source: ESPN

  2. "This agreement has a huge strategic importance for Serbia," Tadic said. "It will strengthen Serbia's strategic positions in southeastern Europe, since it will serve as a transit point for gas supplies to the EU's southern flank."
    on Jan 25, 2008 By: Boris Tadic Source: CNN

  3. "Julia Roberts is our guest. She's staying in a part of our property. We've let the unit stay in a flank because she's a colleague and I know what it is like to shoot far away from home," Sharmila told IANS over the phone from Pataudi Sunday.
    on Oct 1, 2009 By: Sharmila Tagore Source: Hindustan Times

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