Nor will it ever feel natural to gaze upon Hogwarts, flanked by its iconic boars—and the palm trees that surround it—from afar.
The newly named Duchess of Cambridge made her way down the red-carpeted aisle, flanked by father Michael Middleton.
She was flanked by her mother, Dina, and her younger sister, Ali.
late Old English flanc "fleshy part of the side," from Old French flanc, probably from Frankish *hlanca (cf. Old High German (h)lanca, Middle High German lanke "hip joint," German lenken "to bend, turn, lead"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn" (see link (n.)). The military sense is first attested 1540s, as is the verb. Related: Flanked; flanking.
The side of the body between the pelvis or hip and the last rib; the side.
The section of flesh in that area.