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rearward (plural rearwards)
- The part that comes last or is situated in the rear; conclusion; wind-up.
- The last troop; the rear of an army; a rear guard.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
- Toward the back or rear of something.
- The rearward seats of the bus were unpleasantly close to the toilet facilities.