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Definition of flank noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the side of something such as a building or mountain The sun lit up the western flank of the hill.
  2. 2the left or right side of an army during a battle, or a sports team during a game Our orders were to attack their left flank. Their center made a dash down the right flank.
  3. 3the side of an animal between the rib and the hip She patted the horse's flank.
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