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(noun, verb, adj.)


There are 6 meanings of the word Flank.

How to pronounce flank:


Flank - as a noun

The side of military or naval formation

Example: "They attacked the enemy's right flank"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

A subfigure consisting of a side of something

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg

The side between ribs and hipbone

Flank - as a verb

Be located at the sides of something or somebody

Flank - as an adjective

(of speed) maximum. historically faster than full speed (the most a vessel can sustain without excessive engine wear or risk of damage), now frequently used interchangeably. typically used in an emergency or during an attack.

Example: "All ahead flank!"

Example Sentences

"The troops flanked the enemy from both sides."
"The horse quickly flanked the other racers and took the lead."
"The quarterback was able to flank the defense and score a touchdown."
"The protesters attempted to flank the police officers and break through the barricade."
"The hiker decided to flank the mountain instead of taking the main trail."
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Word Game Points

Is FLANK a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, flank is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

FLANK has a SCRABBLE points total of 12.

Is FLANK a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, flank is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
FLANK has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 14.

Is FLANK a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, flank is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
FLANK has a WORDFEUD points total of 12.

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