Last modified on 29 May 2014, at 19:35

flanker

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

flank +‎ -er

NounEdit

flanker (plural flankers)

  1. (rugby) A player who plays in the back row of the scrum.
  2. (American football) A wide receiver who lines up behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (military) A fortification or soldier projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body.
    • Washington Irving
      They threw out flankers, and endeavored to dislodge their assailants.

VerbEdit

flanker (third-person singular simple present flankers, present participle flankering, simple past and past participle flankered)

  1. (obsolete) To defend by lateral fortifications.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sir T. Herbert to this entry?)
  2. (obsolete) To attack sideways.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Evelyn to this entry?)

DanishEdit

NounEdit

flanker c

  1. plural indefinite of flanke

VerbEdit

flanker or flankér

  1. Imperative of flankere.