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rearguard
American English: /ˈrɪrˌɡɑrd/
British English: /ˈrɪəɡɑːd/

Translation of rearguard in Spanish:

noun

  • (before noun) to fight a rearguard action (Military)
    cubrir la retirada
    (make a final attempt) hacer una última tentativa
    Example 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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