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Definition of the noun afterguard
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- [sailing] The members of a yacht's crew who attend to the aft sails
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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.
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, n.pl. (Tenn.) future labourers. Afterimage, aft′ėrim′āj, n. the.
The 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 ...
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: ...
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, ...
by Robert McKenna
afterguard, a group of crew ...
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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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