Meaning of “flank” in the English Dictionary

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flankverb [ T ]

us /flæŋk/

to be at the side of someone or something:

Secret Service agents flanked the president’s car.

flanknoun [ C ]

us /flæŋk/

the side of something:

Troops attacked the enemy’s left flank.

A person’s or animal’s flanks are the sides of its body between the ribs and the hips.

(Definition of “flank” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)