[ reer-mohst ]
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  1. farthest in the rear; last.

Origin of rearmost

First recorded in 1710–20; rear1 + -most

Words Nearby rearmost Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use rearmost in a sentence

  • Around Sweeny, who garrisoned the left-hand wagon of the rearmost line, the fight was particularly noisy.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • rearmost of all was a wooden crosspiece to which the shaft of the sledge-meter was attached through a universal joint.

    The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
  • I crept away and made a swift detour to the right to come behind the rearmost horseman of the troop.

    The Master of Appleby | Francis Lynde
  • He halts his little army outside the village, to give the rearmost time to come up.

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

    The Spell of Switzerland | Nathan Haskell Dole

British Dictionary definitions for rearmost


/ (ˈrɪəˌməʊst) /

  1. nearest the rear; coming last

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