rear end

noun
1.
the hindmost part of something.
2.
Informal. the buttocks; behind.
Also called tail end.


Origin:
1865–70

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rear-end

[reer-end]
verb (used with object)
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.

Origin:
1975–80

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Example sentences
Now we'll see if he can pull the splinters out of his rear-end and get the job done.
One was a derailment and the other was a rear-end collision.
Left-turn lanes allow separation of left-turn and through-traffic streams, thus reducing the potential for rear-end collisions.
Rear-end crashes occur with a much higher frequency but are much less severe than angle crashes.
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