Rear line


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 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.