|1.||the side of a man or animal between the ribs and the hip|
|2.||(loosely) the outer part of the human thigh|
|3.||a cut of beef from the flank|
|4.||the side of anything, such as a mountain or building|
|5.||the side of a naval or military formation|
|—vb (when intr, |
|6.||to be located at the side of (an object, building, etc)|
|7.||military to position or guard on or beside the flank of (a formation, etc)|
|8.||military to move past or go round (a flank)|
|[C12: from Old French flanc, of Germanic origin]|
The side of the body between the pelvis or hip and the last rib; the side.
The section of flesh in that area.