of or relating to a rear guard.
designed to oppose or prevent in a defensive way:
a rearguard strategy.
a detachment detailed to protect the rear of a military formation, esp in retreat
an entrenched or conservative element, as in a political party
noun 1. a part of an army or military force detached from the main body to bring up and guard the rear from surprise attack, especially in a retreat. [reer-gahrd] /ˈrɪərˌgɑrd/ adjective 1. of or relating to a rear guard. 2. designed to oppose or prevent in a defensive way: a rearguard strategy. /ˈrɪəˌɡɑːd/ noun […]
[reer] /rɪər/ verb (used with object) 1. to take care of and support up to maturity: to rear a child. 2. to breed and raise (livestock). 3. to raise by building; erect. 4. to raise to an upright position: to rear a ladder. 5. to lift or hold up; elevate; raise. verb (used without object) […]
[uh-rahyz] /əˈraɪz/ verb (used without object), arose, arisen [uh-riz-uh n] /əˈrɪz ən/ (Show IPA), arising. 1. to get up from sitting, lying, or kneeling; rise: He arose from his chair when she entered the room. 2. to awaken; wake up: He arose at sunrise to get an early start to the beach. 3. to move […]
- Rear light
noun 1. a red light, usually one of a pair, attached to the rear of a motor vehicle Also called tail-light, tail lamp