Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flanked} (fl[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flanking}.] [Cf. F. flanquer. See {Flank}, n., and cf. {Flanker}, v. t.] 1. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon. [1913 Webster]

Stately colonnades are flanked with trees. --Pitt. [1913 Webster]

2. To overlook or command the flank of; to secure or guard the flank of; to pass around or turn the flank of; to attack, or threaten to attack; the flank of. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • flanking — flank·ing || flæŋkɪŋ n. act of guarding the side of; act of attacking the side of; act of going around the side of flæŋk n. side between the ribs and hip (on a person or animal); cut of meat from the flank of an animal; side of anything (i …   English contemporary dictionary

  • flanking — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of flank (II) : the maneuvering of towed barges around a bend in a river by means of a towboat at the rear which is backed as a brake so that the barges are controlled but brought around the bend primarily by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • flanking [DNA sequence] — flanking [DNA sequence]. См. фланкирующая [последовательность ДНК]. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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  • flanking sequence — Short DNA sequences bordering a transcription unit. Often these do not code for proteins …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • flanking sequence — in a nucleic acid, a short stretch of nucleotides immediately adjacent to either end of the region under consideration …   Medical dictionary

  • flanking movement — movement that comes from the side …   English contemporary dictionary