Rear rank
Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster]

{Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}.

{Rear front} (Mil.), the rear rank of a body of troops when faced about and standing in that position.

{Rear guard} (Mil.), the division of an army that marches in the rear of the main body to protect it; -- used also figuratively.

{Rear line} (Mil.), the line in the rear of an army.

{Rear rank} (Mil.), the rank or line of a body of troops which is in the rear, or last in order.

{Rear sight} (Firearms), the sight nearest the breech.

{To bring up the rear}, to come last or behind. [1913 Webster]


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  • Rear — Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the rear …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear admiral — Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear front — Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear guard — Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear line — Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear sight — Rear Rear, a. Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. [1913 Webster] {Rear admiral}, an officer in the navy, next in rank below a vice admiral and above a commodore. See {Admiral}. {Rear front} (Mil.), the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rear — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Rear >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 rear rear back posteriority Sgm: N 1 rear rank rear rank rear guard Sgm: N 1 background background hinterland GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 occiput …   English dictionary for students

  • Rank and file — File File (f[imac]l), n. [F. file row (cf. Pr., Sp., Pg., & It. fila), LL. fila, fr. L. filum a thread. Cf. {Enfilade}, {Filament}, {Fillet}.] 1. An orderly succession; a line; a row; as: (a) (Mil.) A row of soldiers ranged one behind another; in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rear — 1. adjective /ˈrɪɚ/ Being behind, or in the hindmost part; hindmost; as, the rear rank of a company. Ant: front 2. adverb /ˈrɪɚ/ early; soon , Then why does Cuddy leave his cot so rear! . 3 …   Wiktionary

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