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flank

1. the side of a man or animal between the ribs and the hip
2. (loosely) the outer part of the human thigh

Flank

The side of a building.

Flank

 

the right or left sides of a troop formation or deployment; also the sides of a combat, marching, or operational formation. In combat formation, the flank is more vulnerable than the front; if the enemy gains the flank, the troops become isolated from neighboring forces and communications with the rear may be cut off. For this reason, an army devotes special attention to securing its own flanks and the points at which the flanks of adjacent units meet.

flank

[flaŋk]
(civil engineering)
The outer edge of a carriageway.
(design engineering)
The end surface of a cutting tool, adjacent to the cutting edge.
The side of a screw thread.
(geology)
(vertebrate zoology)
The part of a quadruped mammal between the ribs and the pelvic girdle.

elevation

1. A drawing showing the vertical elements of a building, either exterior or interior, as a direct projection to a vertical plane.
2. The vertical distance above or below some established reference level.
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Fly-half Lee Jarvis with a penalty goal two minutes later landed what was to be the only Penzance points of the match, Coventry's hard working flank forward Gareth Gravell claiming his side's second try on the half hour, Jon Higgins landing his one successful conversion of the game.
Pick of the bunch may well beKirkham Grammar schoolboy Ben Davis, who comes in at flank forward and will be a familiar face to at least two members of the opposition, Gareth Davies and Dan Palmer, who have played with him in the past.
Last week, the 6ft 4in flank forward was fatally injured after falling through a skylight during his first week working for a roofing firm.
Likened by his trainer to a "raw flank forward", the bay didn't set the world alight when fourth to Montreal at Exeter in November on his first start in novice company.
There's another problem to be sorted at flank forward where Simon Easterby's return serves to expand the range of options available to the Ireland coach at number six.
Worcester's second-row forward Chris Raymond was despatched to the sin-bin just before half-time and flank forward Lee Denham was shown the yellow card during the injury-time period.
But in the end the crowd accorded the replacement flank forward a fitting ovation for winning them the match and with it the extra bonus point that will likely keep them in the top eight in the First Division.
'There are a few things that have stuck in the mind and continue to raise a smile,' says Wales' flank forward, 'like the motivational tapes produced by our analyst Alun Carter.
Although finding themselves 22-3 down on turning to face the elements, Coventry did at last begin the second half with more verve and vigour, flank forward Mike Buckingham claiming what was to be their only try on 49 minutes after some persistent pressure.
Blaydon romped to another high-scoring victory in League Three North with flank forward Matt Cook scoring a hat-trick of tries in a 48-7 win.
"Best Mate is a good-looking horse, and Farmer Jack is more of a raw type, like a flank forward - he's got brawn and guts."
CORK CONSTITUTION made no mistakes in beating GARRYOWEN 21-6 at Limerick with flank forward Craig Taylor getting two tries.