from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that flanks, especially a soldier so positioned as to protect the flank of a column of troops on the march.
- n. Business An extension product, such as a diet version of a soft drink or a liquid version of a detergent, added to a line to support the sales of the main product.
- n. Football A flankerback.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A player who plays in the back row of the scrum.
- n. A wide receiver who lines up behind the line of scrimmage.
- n. A fortification or soldier projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body.
- v. To defend by lateral fortifications.
- v. To attack sideways.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, flanks, as a skirmisher or a body of troops sent out upon the flanks of an army toguard a line of march, or a fort projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.
- transitive v. To defend by lateral fortifications.
- transitive v. To attack sideways.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which flanks, as a skirmisher or body of troops employed on the flank of an army to reconnoiter or guard a line of march, or a fortification projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.
- n. A side piece or flanked piece of timber.
- To defend by flankers or lateral fortifications.
- To attack sidewise or by the flank.
- To come on sidewise.
- n. A spark of fire.
- To sparkle; flicker.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
- n. a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation
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