Definition of rearward adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

rearward

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈrɪəwəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪrwərd//
 
(formal)
 
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at or near the back of something rearward seats Word Origin Middle English (as a noun denoting the rear part of an army): from Anglo-Norman French rerewarde ‘rearguard’; the adjective dates from the early 17th cent. and is from the noun rear + -ward.
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