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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
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Flank

The side of a building.
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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.

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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Also measured teeth flank modifications are applied.
The cylindrical worm having the flanks helical surfaces of the type convolute helicoids of the second specie is named convolute worm without other specifications.
As the threading operation starts to reach full profile depth, our threading insert is going to come into contact with the cut on the leading flank, and, at least some extent, also on the trailing flank, plus at the nose radius.
The day had also been saved by an alert request from General Benedict Arnold, a bright, ambitious, and greedy officer who had pleaded with American Commander Horatio Gates to cover the American western flank at Freeman's Farm.
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Rocks from the east and west flanks of the island have significantly different ratios of several isotopes, Holcomb's group found.
I refer to England's right flank where I get the strong feeling that once again Hoddle is going to use David Beckham as his wing-back.
Being less well defended than other areas, the flanks are more susceptible to scoring thrusts
These increases in the flanks would not, however, be in excess of Russian national entitlements.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army troops stormed the remaining pockets of ISIL in the Eastern Badiyeh (desert) of Sweida and managed to make remarkable advance against terrorists in three flanks on Wednesday.
However; this system presents a great disadvantage that geometry of the pin-on-disc test simulates wear on two rolling surfaces rather than on the rolling flanks of the geared teeth.
Jake Petitjean was running the midfield, winning tackles and spraying balls out to the flanks.