third last; third from the end
Origin of antepenultimate; from 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.