Pronunciation: (rēr'wurd for 1–4; rēr'wôrd for 5), [key]
Also,rear'wards.toward or in the rear.
1. located in, near, or toward the rear.
2. directed toward the rear.
1. a position at the rear: in the rearward of fashion.
2. the rear division of a military unit.
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