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Noun: flanker  flang-ku(r)
  1. A back stationed wide of the scrimmage line; used as a pass receiver
    - flanker back
  2. (military) a soldier who is a member of a detachment assigned to guard the flanks of a military formation

Derived forms: flankers

Type of: back, pongo [Brit, informal], soldier

Part of: detachment

Encyclopedia: Flanker