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Flanker  n.  One who, or that which, flanks, as a skirmisher or a body of troops sent out upon the flanks of an army toguard a line of march, or a fort projecting so as to command the side of an assailing body. "They threw out flankers, and endeavored to dislodge their assailants."

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... were far apart, because, except on the sea-shore, the people lived by farming. Such as were able to do so fenced their dwellings with palisades, or built them of solid timber, with loopholes, a projecting upper story like a blockhouse, and sometimes a flanker at one or more of the corners. In the more considerable settlements, the largest of these fortified houses was occupied, in time of danger, by armed men, and served as a place of refuge for the neighbors. The palisaded house defended by Convers at Wells was of this sort, ...
— Count Frontenac and New France under Louis XIV • Francis Parkman

Words linked to "Flanker" :   soldier, detachment, war machine, military machine, military

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