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flank 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/flaNGk/,
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flanks, plural;
  1. Be situated on each side of or on one side of (someone or something)
    • - the fireplace is flanked by built-in bookshelves
  2. Guard or strengthen (a military force or position) from the side
    • - massive walls, defended by four flanking towers
  3. Attack down or from the sides, or rake with gunfire from the sides
    • - a flanking attack from the northeast
Noun
  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 such a part 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


  1. the side of military or naval formation; "they attacked the enemy's right flank"
  2. be located at the sides of something or somebody
  3. a subfigure consisting of a side of something
  4. a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
  5. The flesh between the last rib and the hip; the side; A cut of meat from the flank of an animal; The extreme left or right edge of a military formation, army etc; The side of something, in general senses; The outermost strip of a road; The wing, one side of the pitch; To attack the flank(s) ...
  6. (Flanks) the right or left sides of the field closest to the touch lines, either on the attacking or defending ends of the field.
  7. (Flanks) the area equivalent to the gecko's sides.
  8. (Flanks) Armour below the costa and above the hip area, often recessed. Contributed by KoiLungFish.
  9. (Flanks) The left or right side of an army's line; a "flankattack" is a side attack; "to flank" an enemy is to get around or in back of that enemy.
  10. The maximum speed of a ship. Faster than "full speed".
  11. The undisplaced material adjacent to the sides of the rupture surface. Compass directions are preferable in describing the flanks but if left and right are used, they refer to the flanks as viewed from the crown.
  12. (n) also called a wing; either end of a mobile or fortified military position; a refused flank is attached to or protected by terrain, a body of water, or defended fortifications, while one that is not protected is said to be "in the air"; (v) a maneuver that seeks to avoid a frontal assault by ...
  13. The side of a hummingbird, i.e., the area that lies underneath the wing when it is folded against the bird's body.
  14. The end of a military line, a weak point on one side or the other. Traditionally, the attacker’s right flank is weaker than the left, because the shield is generally wielded in the left hand. ...
  15. side; section of body between last rib and hip
  16. the 10 - 15 yards from the side lines, often where crosses come in from
  17. The areas of the board next to the d and e files.
  18. refers to the sides of the volcanoes or mountain.
  19. The abdominal wall of an animal or carcass; is a wholesale cut of a beef carcass.
  20. A cut of meat from the belly muscles of the cow. It is generally long and flat, but remains tougher than the loin and rib steak cuts of meat. Because it is tougher, many flank recipes use tenderizing marinades or moist cooking methods to soften the meat. ...
  21. side or wing of an army; a body of soldiers on the extreme right or left of a formation; part of a bastion betwen its face.
  22. When an enemy attacks from the 'Flanks', they're coming from, or moving along, the outside edges of the battlefield. The 'Flanks' on a Chess Board are the Queenside Files: a, b and c; and the Kingside Files f, g, and h, respectively.
  23. 151Mil. The extreme left or right side of an army or body of men in military forma- tion; a wing, 1548. Fortif. Any part of a work so disposed as to defend another by a flanking fire; esp. the part of a bastion reaching from the curtain to the face and defending the opposite face. 1590.
  24. The left and right edge of an army, most vulnerable to attack Immigrants – People from foreign countries who have settled in the United States
  25. The sides of the board--the kingside and queenside. "Flank Openings" are openings that deal with flank development. Typical starts for such systems are 1.c4, 1.Nf3, 1.b3, 1.g3, etc.