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 (hīnd′mōst′) also hind·er·most (hīn′dər-)
Farthest to the rear; last.


(ˈhaɪndˌməʊst) or


furthest back; last



farthest behind or nearest the rear; last.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hindmost - located farthest to the rearhindmost - located farthest to the rear  
back - related to or located at the back; "the back yard"; "the back entrance"


1. Located in the rear:
Nautical: after.
2. Bringing up the rear:


[ˈhaɪndməʊst] ADJpostrero, último
References in classic literature ?
Something happened to the hindmost sledge: the driver lost control-- he was probably very drunk--the horses left the road, the sledge was caught in a clump of trees, and overturned.
now then, thought i, unconsciously rolling up the sleeves of my frock, here goes a cool, collected dive at death and destruction, and the devil fetch the hindmost.
It was a war of each against all, and the devil take the hindmost.
As a hound grips a wild boar or lion in flank or buttock when he gives him chase, and watches warily for his wheeling, even so did Hector follow close upon the Achaeans, ever killing the hindmost as they rushed panic-stricken onwards.
As the front ranks must meet with the greatest abundance, and the rear ranks must have scanty pickings, the instant a rank finds itself the hindmost, it rises in the air, flies over the whole flock and takes its place in the advance.
Angel's eye at last fell upon Tess, the hindmost of the four; she, being full of suppressed laughter at their dilemma, could not help meeting his glance radiantly.
My motto is, leave me alone; I don't want anyone interfering with me; I'll make the best of a bad job, and the devil take the hindmost.
In among the hindmost of these men wearing similar shakos was a Russian hussar.
LAISSEZ-FAIRE, the let-alone policy of each for himself and devil take the hindmost.
But the one behind followed after him, so that immediately there were three runners, one after the other--namely, foremost the voluntary beggar, then Zarathustra, and thirdly, and hindmost, his shadow.
I cried to him to hail the hindmost boat, and to make a last effort for his life.
At that moment, when a second onset must have brought them into collision with those who stood on the defensive within, in which case great loss of life and bloodshed would inevitably have ensued,--the hindmost portion of the crowd gave way, and the rumour spread from mouth to mouth that a messenger had been despatched by water for the military, who were forming in the street.