Definitions

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  • n. The rear, back, or invisible portion (of something).
  • n. that part of a hardware or software system that is farthest from the user.
  • n. The latter end of any given time, especially the latter part of the year; autumn; late autumn.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the side of an object that is opposite its front

Etymologies

From back- +‎ end. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (Many of these visitors were the kind that usually traveled in the back end of a super gooney bird and got only close enough to the war effort to collect the same sixty-five dollars a month combat pay that the fighter pilots earned.)

    Thud Ridge

  • The double doors of the wrought-iron gate were wide open, with the back end of the caterer’s truck partially in the driveway, the front end jutting out into the street.

    Beneath My Mother’s Feet

  • Liam propped the back end of the lance on the ground, then gripped the weapon as if he meant to hurl it at the chaos dragon.

    Father Swarat

  • She whipped the flashlight around, its beam jumping across old counters and the stove top to the rusted sink where she saw the furry back end of a rat sliding into the drain, its tail slithering like a tiny black snake as it disappeared.

    Shiver

  • At the back end of one line of soldiers a particularly diminutive man with cockerel feathers nodding in his helmet was goose-stepping satirically with one finger held under his nose in imitation of a moustache.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • "If you fire a laser up the back end of a rocket-a standard rocket-motor bell shape, but thick-you get much the same effect as if you carried rocket fuel aboard, but there's a lot more payload, because you can leave your power source on the ground.

    I Don’t Understand ?

  • It grazes the convertible’s back end and tumbles to the ground.

    Disenchanted Princess

  • And the sarge in the back end of the tanker lay on his belly, took hold of the controls of his flying refueling boom, aimed one time and rammed the boom into the Thud's nose.

    Thud Ridge

  • It's at the back end of nowhere, the wettest, coldest, unpleasantest piece of real estate you're going to find in this end of the Territories.

    Ishmael

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