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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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Rear sight — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rear sight — noun : the sight nearest the breech of a firearm * * * the sight nearest the breech of a firearm. * * * rear sight, the sight closer to the eye of the user in a weapon that has a pair of sights. * * * n. the sight nearest to the stock on a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rear sight — rear viewfinder, viewfinder in the back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rear sight — /ˈrɪə saɪt/ (say rear suyt) noun the sight nearest the breech of a firearm …   Australian English dictionary

  • rear sight — the sight nearest the breech of a firearm. * * * …   Universalium

  • Sight — (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing; perception of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sight draft — Sight Sight (s[imac]t), n. [OE. sight, si[thorn]t, siht, AS. siht, gesiht, gesih[eth], gesieh[eth], gesyh[eth]; akin to D. gezicht, G. sicht, gesicht, Dan. sigte, Sw. sigt, from the root of E. see. See {See}, v. t.] 1. The act of seeing;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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