Definition of Flanking:

  1. The side of a persons or animals body between the ribs and the hip.

  2. Indirect marketing strategy aimed at capturing market segments that are not being well-served by the firms competitors. Flanking compels the threatened competitor to either allocate resources to the segments being attacked (and thus dilute the competitors marketing efforts) or to lose them to the attacker.

  3. Be on each or on one side of.

  4. The right or left side of a body of people such as an army, a naval force, or a soccer team.

Synonyms of Flanking

Edge, Bound, Line, Border, Fringe, Skirt, Be situated along, Side, Wing, Side, Haunch, Loin, Quarter, Thigh

How to use Flanking in a sentence?

  1. That idea you had, were the blue team would be able to get the lead by flanking us on both sides is working well for them.
  2. The three defendants stood in the dock, flanked by police officers.
  3. The left flank of the Russian Third Army.
  4. Leaning against his horses flanks.
  5. We decided to change our strategy in the marketplace and engage in flanking to capture demand that we had previously ignored.
  6. We saw that there were a lot of uninterested people, so we decided to try a flanking technique that would give us those people.

Meaning of Flanking & Flanking Definition