other words for rear guard
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
Our rear guard were placed in a position to receive them in case any attempt should be made to attack us in the rear.
Therefore the pursuit slackened and, three miles from the village, the rear guard were ordered to the main body, at quick march.
I have called him the Rear Guard; and he does not resent it.
Seest thou not that, as we are ordered now, he will lead the van and I the rear guard?
The distance of a rear guard from the main body and its formation are similar to those of an advance guard.
Behind the rear guard rode the commander of the regiment—a heavy, ungainly, sullen-looking personage, but richly accoutred.
Near noon the expedition started for Jacksonville, the 157th as rear guard.
Harry left them and rode further along the front of the rear guard.
The boys begged to be permitted to remain with the rear guard, but John refused to have them exposed.
Then came the rear guard, with scouts on each flank, and spies on every hill.