rear echelon

noun

Definition of rear echelon

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

First Known Use of rear echelon

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rear echelon was circa 1934

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“Rear echelon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rear%20echelon. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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