third last; third from the end
Origin of antepenultimatefrom antepenult (by associated, association with ultimate)
- anything third from the end
- an antepenult
Coming before the next to the last in a series.
Origin of antepenultimateFrom Late Latin antepaenultimus Latin ante- ante- Latin paenultimus next to last ; see penult .
- Two before the last, i.e., the one immediately before the penultimate, in a series.
- This book has ten chapters — chapter 8 is the antepenultimate one.