The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
FLANK - the fleshy part of the side between the ribs and the hip. The term refers to the part of an animal sacrifice burned along with the kidneys and the liver (Lev. 3:4). The Hebrew word for "flank" is used to refer to the corresponding part of a person: "waist" (Job 15:27) and "loins" (Ps. 38:7).