noun Nautical Slang.
Examples from the Web for afterguard
Men openly sharpened their knives, and the afterguard ostentatiously showed their pistols.The Grain Ship|Morgan Robertson
And that curse would follow those who sailed aboard her—either for'ard or in the afterguard—for all time.Sheila of Big Wreck Cove|James A. Cooper
Hinkel had fallen down on his job and the skipper was scared of me, and it was me that put that Dutchman out of the afterguard.The Viking Blood|Frederick William Wallace
It was a sociable ship as far as the afterguard was concerned.The Beach of Dreams|H. De Vere Stacpoole
He inquired now about the other member of the afterguard,—the burly Hollander who had superintended the washing-down.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle