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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [flang-ker]
    • /ˈflæŋ kər/
    • /ˈflæŋkə(r)/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [flang-ker]
    • /ˈflæŋ kər/

Definitions of flanker word

  • noun flanker a person or thing that flanks. 1
  • noun flanker Military. one of a body of soldiers placed on the flank of an army to guard a line of march. 1
  • noun flanker Fortification. a fortification projecting so as to defend another work or to command the flank of an assailing body. 1
  • noun flanker Football. Also called flankerback. an offensive back who lines up outside of an end. split end. 1
  • noun flanker A person or thing situated on the flank of something, in particular. 1
  • noun flanker American football position 1

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Origin of flanker

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; flank + -er1

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Flanker


flanker popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 65% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

flanker usage trend in Literature

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