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Definition 1: the side between ribs and hipbone - [noun denoting animal]

(flank is a kind of ...) any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity

(... is part of flank) an animal especially a mammal having four limbs specialized for walking

Definition 2: a cut from the fleshy part of an animal's side between the ribs and the leg - [noun denoting food]

(flank is a kind of ...) cut of meat from beef cattle

(flank is a part of ...) a cut of beef from the flank of the animal

Definition 3: the side of military or naval formation - [noun denoting group]

Samples where flank or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they attacked the enemy's right flank

Synonyms for flank in the sense of this definition

(flank is a kind of ...) an arrangement of people or things acting as a unit

"a defensive formation" "a formation of planes"

(flank belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: a subfigure consisting of a side of something - [noun denoting shape]

(flank is a kind of ...) a figure that is a part of another figure

(... is a kind of flank ) the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle

(... is a kind of flank ) the bottom side of a geometric figure from which the altitude can be constructed

"the base of the triangle"

Definition 5: be located at the sides of something or somebody - [verb of stative]

(flank is a kind of ...) be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position

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