Definition of flank :
1. That part of a bastion which reaches from the curtain to the face, and defends the curtain, the flank and face of the opposite bastion; any part of a work defending another by a fire along the outside of its parapet.
2. That part of the acting surface of a gear wheel tooth that lies within the pitch line.
3. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of Beef.
4. The side of an army, or of any division of an army, as of a brigade, regiment, or battalion; the extreme right or left; as, to attack an enemy in flank is to attack him on the side.
5. The side of any building.
6. To be posted on the side.
7. To border; to touch.
8. To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of.
9. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon.
meat (part of speech: noun)
kidney, sirloin, filet mignon, lamb chop, tripe, chicken, wiener, frankfurter, meat, meat loaf, tenderloin, lamb, bacon, spareribs, porterhouse steak, ground beef, ribs, cutlet, chop, minute steak, flesh, roast beef, Canadian bacon, pot roast, sirloin steak, pork chop, hot dog, T-bone steak, fillet, poultry, sausage, loin chop, brisket, liver, mutton, smoked sausage, ham, pork, roast, venison, ham hock, veal, hamburger, beef, rump roast, meat pie, turkey
side (part of speech: noun)
- They were acting as flank guard, to prevent the up- roused people from coming so close to the main body as to fire upon it. - "Septimius Felton or, The Elixir of Life", Nathaniel Hawthorne.
- Far away on the right they could hear an English cheer, and knew that the battalions on that flank of the brigade were making good, while their own portion of the line was held up. - "With Haig on the Somme", D. H. Parry.
- The first fire we received, however, was from our flank, where some hidden Indians were yelling and firing, firing and yelling. - "Last Words", Stephen Crane.