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flanks

noun
plural of flank

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(Entry 1 of 2)

a place, space, or direction away from or beyond a central point or line
  • painted the name of the ship along its flank

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flanks

verb
present tense third-person singular of flank

Synonyms of flanks (Entry 2 of 2)

to be adjacent to
  • the guards flank the center on a football team's offensive line

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“Flanks.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/flanks. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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