Flank"er (?), n.

One who, or that which, flanks, as a skirmisher or a body of troops sent out upon the flanks of an army toguard a line of march, or a fort projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body.

They threw out flankers, and endeavored to dislodge their assailants. W. Irwing.

 

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Flank"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Flankered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Flankering.] [See Flank, v. t.]

1.

To defend by lateral fortifications.

[Obs.]

Sir T. Herbert.

2.

To attack sideways.

[Obs.]

Evelyn.

 

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