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[flang-ker] /ˈflæŋ kər/

a person or thing that flanks.
Military. one of a body of soldiers placed on the flank of an army to guard a line of march.
Fortification. a fortification projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body.

one of a detachment of soldiers detailed to guard the flanks, esp of a formation
a projecting fortification, used esp to protect or threaten a flank
(rugby) a wing forward


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