Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

rear echelon

noun

Definition of rear echelon

  1. :  an element of a military headquarters or unit located at a considerable distance from the front and concerned especially with administrative and supply duties



Circa 1934

First Known Use of rear echelon

circa 1934


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up rear echelon? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!