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Definition of "flanker" []

  • One that flanks, especially a soldier so positioned as to protect the flank of a column of troops on the march. (noun)
  • 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. (noun)
  • Football A flankerback. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "flanker" in a sentence
  • "''Our defense was ready to redeem itself after the Miami game,' 'Bruin flanker Freddie Mitchell said."
  • "They also launched or re-launched their so-called flanker brands to compete with the new entrants in the talk-and-text market."
  • "Study participants were 9-year-olds eight girls, 12 boys who performed a series of stimulus-discrimination tests known as flanker tasks, to assess their inhibitory control."