Definition of Rereward

1. n. The rear guard of an army.



Definition of Rereward

1. Noun. (defdate Middle English–19?? C.) (obsolete spelling of rearward dot=) (qualifier in the archaic and historical military sense of ''(rearguard)'' and the obsolete sense of ''(haunches)'', ''(buttocks)''). ¹

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Definition of Rereward

1. rearward [n -S] - See also: rearward

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rereward

rerepeating
rerepeats
rereport
rereported
rereporting
rereports
reres
rerestitution
rereview
rereviewed
rereviewing
rereviews
rerevise
rerevised
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rereward (current term)
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reroll
rerolled

Literary usage of Rereward

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1. The Book of Joshua by George Frederick Maclear (1897)
""rereward" means the "rearguard" of an army; guard and ward being related as ... 2, "but David and his men passed on in the rereward with Achish;" Isai. Hi. ..."

2. The Book of Joshua: With Notes, Maps, and Introduction by George Frederick Maclear (1880)
""rereward" means the "rearguard" of an army; guard and ward being related as ... 8, "the glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward;" Shakespeare, /. Hen. VI. ..."

3. Journal by Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland (1870)
"By the way Shane showed himself in the rereward with a great force both of horsemen and footmen, I, your High- nes Deputy and ..."

4. The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland (1878)
"By the way Shane showed himself in the rereward with a great force both of horsemen and footmen, I, your High- nes Deputy and ..."

5. The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland (1878)
"By the way Shane showed himself in the rereward with a great force both of horsemen and footmen, I, j-our High- nes Deputy and ..."

6. Berkeley Manuscripts: Abstracts and Extracts of Smyth's Lives of the by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke, John Smyth (1821)
"The rereward to remayne in order of battle till all the carriages bee come into the Campe, and then to goe to their lodgings. Item. ..."

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