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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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The application of the EC Treaty provisions on the four freedoms set limitations to national competence in the field of horizontal and flanking policies.
The application of the EC rules on competition entails that both Member States and private parties are limited to enact measures with horizontal and flanking policy objectives, but with anti-competitive consequences.
Facing into the church's elevated forecourt between the flanking towers of the front facade, the doors are hidden from street view.
Flanking Structure- This mineralized structure has been identified by new soil geochemistry and traced along 360 feet of strike length.
Looking at comparable Parisian situations, such as the Rue de Rivoli frontage to the Tuileries gardens, or the spacing of the series of compact blocks flanking the Champs de Mars, he preferred the ways the latter opened up views to the hinterland from the Esplanade as a reference in developing as much permeability as possible at Bercy.
Flanking Lille's 1865-84 central railway terminus, itself close to the historic core of the old town and the Grande Place, was a stretch of largely unbuilt land in military ownership -- the overgrown remains of the old fortifications, of which 70ha could readily be made available.
The new theatre and flanking mediatheque at St Quentin-en-Yvelines, by the Franco-polish architect Stanislas Fiszer, opened to the public late last year.