flanking

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Flank \Flank\ (fl[a^][ng]k), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Flanked} (fl[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flanking}.] [Cf. F. flanquer. See {Flank}, noun, and cf. {Flanker}, verb (used with an object)]

1. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon.

Stately colonnades are flanked with trees. --Pitt.

2. To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of.


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