- the owner of a yacht or his guests.
- the officers quartered in the stern of a vessel.
Origin of afterguard
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Examples from the Web for afterguard
It was a sociable ship as far as the afterguard was concerned.The Beach of Dreams
H. De Vere Stacpoole
Afterguard, muster your buckets and brushes and wash down the decks.The Rover's Secret
The rear crew brought down the afterguard of logs to the pond.The Riverman
Stewart Edward White
I exclaimed, and, seizing a heavy block that one of the afterguard was fitting, I felled him to the deck.Rattlin the Reefer
The two young boatsteerers, Bunker and Fisher, with the Portuguese steward, completed the "afterguard."There She Blows!
William Hussey Macy
- a sailor or group of sailors stationed on the poop to attend to the aft sails
- the members of the crew responsible for strategic decisions about the sailing and navigation of a boat
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