farthest in the rear; last.

Origin of rearmost

First recorded in 1710–20; rear1 + -most Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for rearmost

Historical Examples of rearmost

  • After all, you were the rearmost man, and the one none other would observe.


    Everett B. Cole

  • The point of the buttock (O) is the rearmost point of the pelvis.

    The Horsewoman

    Alice M. Hayes

  • It was nearly two hours before the rearmost English ships were engaged.

    Famous Sea Fights

    John Richard Hale

  • At the portals of the rearmost Pullman but one a porter interposed himself.

    Local Color

    Irvin S. Cobb

  • The rearmost Russians pushed those in front of them towards the hole.

    The Spell of Switzerland

    Nathan Haskell Dole

British Dictionary definitions for rearmost



nearest the rear; coming last
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