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Definition of the noun afterguard

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  1. [sailing] The members of a yacht's crew who attend to the aft sails

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Google previewSports in America from Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by Steven A. Riess

®afterguard. ̄. Offshore yacht races were then small private affairs designed to settle wagers. The most famous, held in December 1866, was a transatlantic race from New York to the Isle of Wight on the southern coast of England.

Google previewChambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D)

by Various

Afterguard, aft′ėrgärd, n. themenon the quarterdeck and poop who work the after sails, not needing to go aloft: a drudge orpersonin ameancapacity. Afterhands, af′terhandz, (Tenn.) future labourers. Afterimage, aft′ėrim′āj, n. the.

Google previewThe Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms: 2000 Essential Terms for Sailors and Powerboaters (Revised Edition) (1998)

by John Rousmaniere

afterguard The boat's captain, navigator, and other officers. In sailing ships the officers historically worked aft near the steering wheel and slept in after cabins, which are more comfortable than cabins near the ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (2003)

by Eric Partridge

A particularly hard sailing ship with a brutal afterguard: nautical: late C.19–20; slightly ob. Bowen. slaughterer . A vendor buying very cheaply from small manufacturers: 1851, Mayhew. cf. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE, 2. 2. A buyer for re- manufacture: ...

Google previewA Naval Encyclopaedia: Comprising a Dictionary of Nautical Words and Phrases (1884)

Biographical Notices, and Records of Naval Officers; Special Articles on Naval Art and Science

Afterguard. The men who are stationed on the quarter-deck and poop to man the gear. It is generally composed of landsmen, and they are not required to go aloft except to loose and furl the mainsail. After-Hood. The aftermost plank in a strake, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Nautical Literacy (2003)

by Robert McKenna

afterguard, a group of crew ...

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1G2U1A1R1D2

The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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