flank
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flank(
fleyngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (side)
a. el flanco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A defense tower stands on the north flank of the castle.En el flanco norte del castillo se eleva una torre de defensa.
b. el costado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
An enemy arrow pierced the soldier's left flank.Una flecha enemiga perforó el costado izquierdo del soldado.
c. la ijada
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of an animal)
The horse's flanks were bathed in sweat after the race.Tras la carrera, el caballo tenía las ijadas bañadas en sudor.
d. el ijar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of an animal)
She rested her head against the cow's flank as she milked it.Tenía la cabeza apoyada contra el ijar de la vaca mientras la ordeñaba.
e. la ladera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a mountain)
We approached the summit from the west flank.Accedimos a la cima por la ladera oeste.
f. la falda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(of a mountain)
The flanks of the mountain were crisscrossed with many paths.Muchos senderos se entrecruzaban en las faldas de la montaña.
2. (military)
a. el flanco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
The army's right flank was exposed and they were vulnerable to attack.El flanco derecho del ejército estaba expuesto y era vulnerable a un ataque.
3. (sports)
a. el ala
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Mitchell usually played hooker, but this time they put him on the right flank.Mitchell solía jugar de talonador, pero esta vez lo pusieron en el ala derecha.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
4. (to be at the side of)
a. flanquear
Two immense stone lions flanked the gateway to the property.Dos enormes leones de piedra flanqueaban la entrada a la propiedad.
b. escoltar (a person)
The prisoner was brought in, flanked by two guards.Hicieron entrar al detenido, escoltado por dos guardias.
5. (military)
a. flanquear
The rear of our formation was unprotected and we suddenly found ourselves flanked by enemy troops.La retaguardia de nuestra formación estaba desprotegida y, de pronto, nos vimos flanqueados por tropas enemigas.
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flank
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of person, animal)
a. el costado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (of beef, mutton)
a. la falda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
3. (of mountain)
a. la ladera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
4. (of army)
a. el flanco
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (general)
a. flanquear
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flank [flæŋk]
noun
[of person] costado (m); [of animal] ijar (m); ijada (f); (Mil) flanco (m); [of hill] ladera (f); falda (f);
transitive verb
(stand at side of) [+entrance, statue etc] flanquear; also (Mil)
two ancient cannon flank the entrance the woods which flank Dartmoor a figure of the Anatolian goddess, flanked by lions
it is flanked by hills está flanqueado por colinas; he was flanked by two policemen iba escoltado por dos policías
modifier
flank attack (n) ataque (m) de flanco
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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