flanking attack


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flanking attack

An offensive maneuver directed at the flank of an enemy. See also frontal attack.
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16) After cursory discussion, Carhart then spends a chapter discussing Napoleonic tactics, including the manoeuvre sur les derrieres where Napoleon sent his reserve into the enemy rear area by way of a flanking attack.
The COte ROtie fell to a well-planned flanking attack.
Knowing that they can't - at the present - make a frontal assault on public education, the privateers have launched a flanking attack intended to obtain their goal by creeping privatization.