Retired flank
Retired Re*tired", a. 1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. [1913 Webster]

A retired part of the peninsula. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster]

2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired physician. [1913 Webster]

{Retired flank} (Fort.), a flank bent inward toward the rear of the work.

{Retired list} (Mil. & Naval), a list of officers, who, by reason of advanced age or other disability, are relieved from active service, but still receive a specified amount of pay from the government. [1913 Webster] -- {Re*tired"ly}, adv. -- {Re*tired"ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Retired — Re*tired , a. 1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. [1913 Webster] A retired part of the peninsula. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a retired… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Retired list — Retired Re*tired , a. 1. Private; secluded; quiet; as, a retired life; a person of retired habits. [1913 Webster] A retired part of the peninsula. Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] 2. Withdrawn from active duty or business; as, a retired officer; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank — (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Mil.)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank attack — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank company — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank defense — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank en potence — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank files — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank march — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flank movement — Flank Flank (fl[a^][ng]k), n. [F. flanc, prob. fr. L. flaccus flabby, with n inserted. Cf. {Flaccid}, {Flanch}, {Flange}.] 1. The fleshy or muscular part of the side of an animal, between the ribs and the hip. See Illust. of {Beef}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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