rear·​most ˈrir-ˌmōst How to pronounce rearmost (audio)
: farthest in the rear : last

Examples of rearmost in a Sentence

the rearmost part of the building the rearmost people in the cafeteria line often get the dregs that nobody wanted and for good reason
Recent Examples on the Web The asterisk on that stat is that the two rearmost perches are alfresco, facing each other across the stumpy pickup bed—the world's fanciest Subaru BRAT. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 4 Sep. 2023 Nor can the rearmost seats be fully folded to increase luggage space; the backs can be collapsed, but the base remains in place because of the battery location. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, 18 Aug. 2023 All have easy access to the standard third row, as one push button scoots and tilts the second-row seat out of the way for access to the rearmost bench. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 9 Aug. 2023 The third-row seats fold forward onto the seat cushions, level with the false floor and leaving the rearmost luggage area intact; the other minivans flop the seats backward into the cargo pit. Mike Austin, Car and Driver, 15 Apr. 2023 The picture is less rosy in the rearmost seat, where the low cushion forces a knees-up seating position, while legroom ranges from tolerable to almost nonexistent, depending on the position of the middle-row seats. Joe Lorio, Car and Driver, 24 Mar. 2023 Ford Explorer Hybrid The Ford Explorer delivers a balanced mix of utility and comfort with standard three-row seating and a generously sized cargo area (with the rearmost bench folded down). Alex Nishimoto, Car and Driver, 28 Mar. 2023 The downward kink in the rearmost side windows that lets little kids see outside is still there, but it’s been softened for a less abrupt look. Mark Phelan, Detroit Free Press, 28 June 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of rearmost was in 1718

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“Rearmost.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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rear·​most ˈri(ə)r-ˌmōst How to pronounce rearmost (audio)
: farthest in the rear : last
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