afterguard definition

  • noun:
    • The people in a yacht's crew whom focus on the aft sails
    • The seaman or seamen stationed regarding the poop or after area of the ship, to wait the after-sails.
    • In men-of-war, that unit of the crew which is stationed regarding quarter-deck to function the after-sails, etc., generally consists of ordinary seamen and landsmen who aren't necessary to go aloft; thus, a drudge; one occupying a substandard position.

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