Rearguard meaning

rirgärd
Of or relating to resistance against something, as prevailing opinion or the action of a dominant political force, regarded as unlikely to be overcome or avoided.
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(military) The rearmost part of a force, especially a detachment of troops that protect the rear of a retreating force.
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(soccer) The defence, collectively the defenders.
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Origin of rearguard

  • rear +‎ guard. Attested in The Song of Roland circa 1150 (rereguarde)
    From Wiktionary