- third from the end.
- of or relating to an antepenult.
- an antepenult.
Origin of antepenultimate
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Examples from the Web for antepenultimate
On that place, if it be on the penultimate or antepenultimate, the accent should be laid in English.
It lies between the penultimate and antepenultimate pair of legs.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1
Francis Maitland Balfour
Only six thousand pounds now required for the great ultimate, or penultimate, or antepenultimate effort.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
B, Toxicognaths of Scolopendra, showing the large coxal plate and the reduced penultimate and antepenultimate segments.
Even when the stress falls on this antepenultimate i, it is short in English speech.Society for Pure English Tract 4
- third from last
- anything that is third from last
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Word Origin and History for antepenultimate
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