Definition of rearguard noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rearguard

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noun
NAmE//ˈrɪrɡɑrd//
 
, NAmE//ˌrɪrˈɡɑrd//
 
the rearguard[singular]
 
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a group of soldiers that protect the back part of an army especially when the army is retreating after it has been defeated opposite vanguard
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