EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLANK
He struck the horse over the flank with the loose end of the halter rein.
Chip carefully brushed a fly off Polly's flank with the whip.
Why don't they defend it on the flank also, even with arrows?
The troopers in gray were unable to flank them or drive them back.
And again at Stone River, when the Johnnies surprised us and took us in flank.
Hereupon he clapped his hand to the horse's flank and off went nag and rider.
For all his bulk, the Viceroy wheeled on his flank, raised his weapon.
Once he scratched at the place on his flank which had no pain-nerves.
Calhoun drew a sample of blood from the insensitive area on Murgatroyd's flank.
Had Grey ridden round, and sought to turn their flank, things might have been—O God!
late Old English flanc "fleshy part of the side," from Old French flanc, probably from Frankish *hlanca (cf. Old High German (h)lanca, Middle High German lanke "hip joint," German lenken "to bend, turn, lead"), from PIE root *kleng- "to bend, turn" (see link (n.)). The military sense is first attested 1540s, as is the verb. Related: Flanked; flanking.