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flank in Army topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflankflank1 /flæŋk/ noun [countable]  1 HBthe side of an animal’s or person’s body, between the ribs and the hip2 PMASIDEthe side of an army in a battle, or a sports team when playing We were attacked on our left flank.3 SIDEthe side of a hill, mountain, or very large building
Examples from the Corpus
flankThe adult male's back and flanks are azure blue, shading to yellowish on the belly.Similar trends in reservoir quality are noted with a detectable improvement in reservoir quality towards the basin flank.Four 109s came in on the left flank, firing from such a ridiculous range that Patterson knew the pilots were inexperienced.With one fierce and skilful kick of his aching foot he will mend a deep concavity in the refrigerator's flank.He lay the back of his hand against the flank.An angular unconformity recognised in the Upper Carboniferous on the flanks of the London-Brabant Massif was of particular interest in this respect.I was out on the flank with my platoon, and to my right was some high elephant grass.