Date: 1000-1100
Language: Old French
Origin: flanc


1 noun
flank1 [countable]
1HB the side of an animal's or person's body, between the ribs and the hip
2PMA the side of an army in a battle, or a sports team when playing:
We were attacked on our left flank.
3 the side of a hill, mountain, or very large building

Explore BIOLOGY Topic

Word of the Day
The BIOLOGY Word of the Day is:

Other related topics