Translation of rearguard in Spanish:

rearguard

Pronunciation: /ˈrɪrgɑːrd; ˈrɪəgɑːd/

noun/nombre

  • retaguardia (feminine) (before noun/delante del nombre) to fight a rearguard action [Military/Militar] cubrir* la retirada (make a final attempt) hacer* una última tentativa

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