rear echelon


noun

(in a military operation) the troops, officers, etc., removed from the combat zone and responsible for administration, matériel, etc.

Nearby words

  1. reappraise,
  2. rear,
  3. rear adm.,
  4. rear admiral,
  5. rear deck,
  6. rear end,
  7. rear its ugly head,
  8. rear light,
  9. rear projection,
  10. rear sight


Origin of rear echelon

First recorded in 1930–35

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