Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In heraldry, same as flanched; especially, having flanches of the pointed or angular form.

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  • verb Simple past and past participle of to flank.

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Examples

  • After advancing about 100 meters, it became obvious that high ground to the north and south meant their western line of advance could be flanked from the high ground on both sides.

    Todd, Robert J.

  • A stag flanked by two female red deer, or "hinds," trotted down a steep moorland pasture toward a wood.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • A stag flanked by two female red deer, or "hinds," trotted down a steep moorland pasture toward a wood.

    Masters of the Hunt

  • An oft-referenced chapter of the showdown played out from 1978 to 1980, a three-year time frame in which a pair of Demon state titles flanked a 1979 championship for the Sailors.

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • An oft-referenced chapter of the showdown played out from 1978 to 1980, a three-year time frame in which a pair of Demon state titles flanked a 1979 championship for the Sailors.

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • Of course, Andrews and I "flanked" into this crowd.

    Andersonville — Volume 3

  • Of course, Andrews and I "flanked" into this crowd.

    Andersonville

  • "flanked" by observers from the I.C.G. It stretches the political imagination to reason out why the ICG. adopted an intimidation strategy against A.R.S. - D, which was fast losing its credibility and needed to be seen to be taken seriously; perhaps Washington believed that having made concessions in the past,

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  • Really, it's not unlike all those millions of Americans huddling around their kitchen tables right now trying to figure out their own budgets .. except instead of a kitchen table it will be convened at one that seats 16 people and is made of polished wood and instead of an actual kitchen they'll be flanked by the ornate false skylight and triglyph molding of the Roosevelt room.

    HUFFPOST HILL - White House Budget Meeting Tomorrow

  • Really, it's not unlike all those millions of Americans huddling around their kitchen tables right now trying to figure out their own budgets .. except instead of a kitchen table it will be convened at one that seats 16 people and is made of polished wood and instead of an actual kitchen they'll be flanked by the ornate false skylight and triglyph molding of the Roosevelt room.

    HUFFPOST HILL - White House Budget Meeting Tomorrow

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  • "Jess was there, flanked by Angela and Lauren."- Stephanie Meyer, Twilight, pg.113

    November 29, 2010