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1. One that flanks, especially a soldier so positioned as to protect the flank of a column of troops on the march.
2. Business An extension product, such as a diet version of a soft drink or a liquid version of a detergent, added to a line to support the sales of the main product.
3. Football A flankerback.
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1. (Military) one of a detachment of soldiers detailed to guard the flanks, esp of a formation
2. (Fortifications) a projecting fortification, used esp to protect or threaten a flank
3. (Rugby) rugby a wing forward
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1. a person or thing that flanks.
a. Also called flank′er back`. an offensive back who lines up outside of an end.
b. split end.
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|Noun||1.||flanker - a back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver|
back - (football) a person who plays in the backfield
|2.||flanker - a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation|
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
detachment - a small unit of troops of special composition
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"
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