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Meaning of rear end

rear' end'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the hindmost part of something.
  2. the buttocks; behind. Also called

rear-end

Pronunciation: (rēr'end'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to drive a vehicle or other conveyance so as to strike the back end of (another vehicle): My car was rear-ended by another driver on the highway.
  2. (of a moving vehicle or other conveyance) to strike the back end of (another vehicle or object): A freight train rear-ended the commuter train this morning.
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