Meaning of flanker

flank•er

Pronunciation: (flang'kur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that flanks.
  2. one of a body of soldiers placed on the flank of an army to guard a line of march.
  3. a fortification projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body.
    1. Also calledflank&prim;er back&sec;.an offensive back who lines up outside of an end.
    2. Seesplit end.
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