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afterguard

[ af-ter-gahrd, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌgɑrd, ˈɑf- /
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noun Nautical Slang.
the owner of a yacht or his guests.
the officers quartered in the stern of a vessel.
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Origin of afterguard

First recorded in 1820–30; after + guard
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British Dictionary definitions for afterguard

afterguard
/ (ˈɑːftəˌɡɑːd) /

noun sailing
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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