Definition of after-coming in US English:



  • 1That comes after or later; subsequent; following, succeeding.

  • 2Obstetrics. Of the head or other part of a fetus: that is not the presenting part during labour; coming after the presenting part.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. From after- + coming, present participle of come.