rearguard

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

rear·guard

adjective \ˈrir-ˌgärd\

: fought or conducted by a group of soldiers at the rear of an army especially during a retreat

Full Definition of REARGUARD

:  of or relating to resistance especially to sweeping social forces <fought a rearguard action against automation>

Examples of REARGUARD

  1. The army fought a courageous rearguard action.

First Known Use of REARGUARD

1898

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