afterguard

noun
af·​ter·​guard | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌgärd How to pronounce afterguard (audio) \

Definition of afterguard

1 : the sailors stationed on the poop or after part of a ship
2 : the decision-making members of a sailboat racing team usually including a helmsman, tactician, and navigator

First Known Use of afterguard

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for afterguard

after- + guard entry 1

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“Afterguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterguard. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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