Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “flank”

flank

noun [C]
 
 
/flæŋk/
BODY the side of the body of an animal or person from the chest to the hipsThe human torso
ARMY the side of an army when it is ready to fightParts of armies and groups of servicemen
(Definition of flank noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “flank”

Definitions of “flank” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

sling

to throw or drop something carelessly

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More