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  1. flank

    • IPA[flaNGk]

    美式

    • n.
      the side of a person's or animal's body between the ribs and the hip;a cut of meat from the flank of an animal
    • v.
      be on each or on one side of;guard or strengthen (a military force or position) from the side
    • noun: flank, plural noun: flanks

    • 釋義
    • n.
      名詞
    • 1. the side of a person's or animal's body between the ribs and the hip:

      leaning against his horse's flanks

    • 2. a cut of meat from the flank of an animal:

      a thick flank of beef on a spit

      two pounds of flank

    • 3. the side of something large, such as a mountain, building, or ship:

      the northern flank of the volcano

    • 4. the right or left side of a body of people such as an army, a naval force, or a soccer team:

      the left flank of the Russian Third Army

    • 5. the right or left side of a game board such as a chessboard.
    • v.
      動詞
    • 1. be on each or on one side of:

      the fireplace is flanked by built-in bookshelves

    • 2. guard or strengthen (a military force or position) from the side:

      the southern gate of the fortress is flanked by towers

      massive walls, defended by four flanking towers

    • 3. attack down or from the sides, or rake with gunfire from the sides:

      the ship went straight through the enemy fleet and flanked them

      a flanking attack from the northeast

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