Translation of rearguard in Spanish:
- (before noun) to fight a rearguard action (Military)cubrir la retirada(make a final attempt) hacer una última tentativaExample sentences
- It is commonly used by troops intending to hold a position against an advancing enemy, by rearguards covering a retreat, or by advanced parties while they wait to be reinforced.
- The success of the long retreat and the rearguard engagements in 1944 and 1945 came despite, rather than because of, Hitler.
- The East was bringing the battle to the South, leaving only a few soldiers as a rearguard at the palace.
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