1. [ verb ] be located at the sides of something or somebody
Related terms: lie lie
2. [ noun ] (military) the side of military or naval formation
Synonyms: wing

"they attacked the enemy's right flank"

Related terms: formation military
3. [ noun ] (mathematics,geometry) a subfigure consisting of a side of something
Related terms: subfigure base hypotenuse
4. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg
Related terms: cut_of_beef flank_steak
5. [ noun ] (zoology) the side between ribs and hipbone
Related terms: body_part quadruped
Similar spelling:   flanker