Flank defense - definition of Flank defense by The Free Dictionary
|(Fort.) ||protection of a work against undue exposure to an enemy's direct fire, by means of the fire from other works, sweeping the ground in its front.|
See also: Flank
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in periodicals archive
They were surrounded by higher ground held by the enemy, and each one depended on the others for flank defense
. If one outpost fell, the others were as vulnerable as a stack of dominos in a hurricane.