Flank may refer to:

  • Flank (anatomy), part of the abdomen
    • Flank steak, a cut of beef
    • Part of the external anatomy of a horse
  • Flank speed, a nautical term
  • Flank opening, a chess opening
  • A term in Australian rules football
  • The side of a military unit, as in a flanking maneuver
  • Flanking, a sound path in architectural acoustics
  • Flanking region, a region of DNA in directionality

Other articles related to "flank":

Flank Gland
... The flank gland is one of several specialized posterolateral glands (a group of glands located along the sides and the rear) found predominately in certain ... The flank gland is located laterally on each side of the abdomen ... In some species, self-scratching of the flank gland, typically with a hind foot, causes secretion of an oily substance that leaves the surrounding hair visibly matted and emits ...
Siege Of Dunkirk (1793) - York's Retreat
... York's command, the focus of the attack being Alvinczi's Austrians on York's right flank ... On York's left flank Freytag's Hanoverians were eventually driven back to the town of Hondschoote, where, under command of Wallmoden, they were attacked again on the 8th and eventually forced to withdraw ... With news of his left flank exposed The Duke of York gave orders for his heavy baggage to be withdrawn to Furnes, then at a Council of War on the 8th it was decided to lift the siege of Dunkirk ...
Ballance's Sign
... Its symptoms are dullness to percussion in the left flank LUQ and shifting dullness to percussion in the right flank seen with splenic rupture/hematoma ... The dullness in the left flank is due to coagulated blood, the shifting dullness on the right due to fluid blood ...
Tharsis Tholus - Age
... The western flank seems to be about 3.73 Gya, and the east flank shows an age of about 1.08 Gya (Middle Amazonian Period) ... A fissure eruption on the south flank produced a lava flow around 196 million years ago (Late Amazonian Period) ... The fissure-type eruption at the south flank of Tharsis Tholus is relatively young, so it may indicate that future volcanic activity is still possible at the mountain ...

Famous quotes containing the word flank:

    There’s an enduring American compulsion to be on the side of the angels. Expediency alone has never been an adequate American reason for doing anything. When actions are judged, they go before the bar of God, where Mom and the Flag closely flank His presence.
    Jonathan Raban (b. 1942)