rearward

[reer-werd for 1–4; reer-wawrd for 5]
adverb
1.
Also, rearwards. toward or in the rear.
adjective
2.
located in, near, or toward the rear.
3.
directed toward the rear.
noun
4.
a position at the rear: in the rearward of fashion.
5.
the rear division of a military unit.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English rerewarde < Anglo-French. See rear1, -ward

rearwardness, noun
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rearward (ˈrɪəwəd)
 
adj, —adv
1.  Also (for adverb only): rearwards towards or in the rear
 
n
2.  a position in the rear, esp the rear division of a military formation
 
[C14 (as a noun: the part of an army positioned behind the main body of troops): from Anglo-French rerewarde, variant of reregarde; see rearguard]

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Example sentences
And you've got almost no rearward visibility when the top is down.
Block against cargo movement in the forward, rearward, and sideways directions.
Excessive rearward displacement of the cyclic control is needed to maintain a hover in a no-wind condition.
Flight should not be continued since rearward cyclic control fades as fuel is consumed.
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