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

flank

1 noun
     
Related topics: Biology, Army
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

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