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flanker


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flanker  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Flanker  \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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