flank guard
A security element operating to the flank of a moving or stationary force to protect it from enemy ground observation, direct fire, and surprise attack.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • flank guard — šoninė sauga statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Saugos padalinys, veikiantis judančio ar stovinčio dalinio sparne ir turintis tikslą apsaugoti jį nuo priešo stebėjimo, tiesioginės ugnies ir netikėto užpuolimo. atitikmenys: angl. flank guard… …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • flank guard — noun : a detachment charged with the protection of a flank of a marching force …   Useful english dictionary

  • Flank — (fl[a^][ng]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flanked} (fl[a^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Flanking}.] [Cf. F. flanquer. See {Flank}, n., and cf. {Flanker}, v. t.] 1. To stand at the flank or side of; to border upon. [1913 Webster] Stately colonnades are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guard cell — guard′ cell n. bot either of a pair of crescent shaped cells that flank each plant pore and control its opening and closing by means of turgidity …   From formal English to slang

  • flank — /flæŋk / (say flangk) noun 1. the side of an animal or a human being between the ribs and hip. 2. the thin piece of flesh constituting this part. 3. a slice of meat from the flank. 4. the side of anything, as of a building. 5. Military, Navy the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • flank — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ left, right ▪ north, northern, etc. ▪ lower ▪ the lower flanks of Vesuvius …   Collocations dictionary

  • flank — /flangk/, n. 1. the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip. 2. the thin piece of flesh constituting this part. 3. a slice of meat from the flank of an animal. 4. the side of anything, as of a building. 5. Mil., Navy. the extreme… …   Universalium

  • guard — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 person who guards sb/sth ADJECTIVE ▪ armed, uniformed ▪ The building is protected by armed guards. ▪ border, gate (AmE), prison, securit …   Collocations dictionary

  • flank — [[t]flæŋk[/t]] n. 1) the side of an animal or a person between the ribs and hip 2) the thin piece of flesh constituting this part 3) coo a cut of meat from the flank of an animal 4) the side of anything 5) mil the extreme right or left side of an …   From formal English to slang

  • flank — n. & v. n. 1 a the side of the body between the ribs and the hip. b the side of an animal carved as meat (flank of beef). 2 the side of a mountain, building, etc. 3 the right or left side of an army or other body of persons. v.tr. 1 (often in… …   Useful english dictionary

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