(in a military operation) the troops, officers, etc., removed from the combat zone and responsible for administration, matériel, etc.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby rear echelon
Compare forward echelon.
Origin of rear echelon
First recorded in 1930–35
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