This is a term with very extensive application in military matters. It literally means the sides or ends of any fortification, encampment, or body of troops.
Related term(s): Flank (Fortification); Fortification; Encampment
Category: Military - General
Source information: Wilhelm, Thomas. A Military Dictionary and Gazetteer. Philadelphia: L.R. Hamersly & Co., 1881. 164.
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