from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The rear part: the rear end of a car.
  • n. Informal The buttocks.

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  • n. The back or hindmost part of anything, such as a car.
  • n. The buttocks.

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

  • n. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on


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  • There was a light brown pickup truck parked in the gravel driveway, and in front of that a dark blue, fourdoor automobile with its right rear end jacked up.


  • Chem's large rear end swung around to bang into both zombie and Python, knocking them into the rocky bank.

    Dragon on a Pedestal

  • Squadron Leader Kellett, of Polish Squadron 303, plastered by an M. E.110, had part of his star - board aileron shot away and saw the fabric drift clean off the rear end of his aircraft.

    The HurricaneStory

  • After having once made a futile effort to become an actress, Miss Hamilton had fallen back into a teaching career like someone who had tried to ski professionally and quickly found herself on her rear end gliding down into mediocrity.

    Music in The Night

  • Presumably the rear end of St Peter's church was in some churchyard behind it.

    The Vatican Rip

  • Anyway, I thought it was time to get off my toches rear end and get out here among the Unchosen People.

    Kosher Krusher Stems Jewish Intermarriage Through Demolition Derby

  • Freeth showed me, so that whenever I saw one of that calibre rolling down on me, I slid off the rear end of the board and dropped down beneath the surface, my arms over my head and holding the board.

    Chapter 6

  • Engaged in repulsing an attack on the rear end of his fortress, the teamster turned about to see the captain just in the act of stepping on to the seat from the front end.


  • Ken confirmed that the rear end looked better and my rescue buddy in the Spad sounded as happy as I was to hear the news that at least the fire was out.

    Thud Ridge

  • Still facing outward with my rear end on the snow, I extended my arms out to either side of the groove and pressed my hands against the grayish-brown granite, palms down.

    127 Hours


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