afterguard

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

after- + guard entry 1

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of afterguard was in 1750

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Cite this Entry

“Afterguard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterguard. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

afterguard

noun
af·​ter·​guard -ˌgärd How to pronounce afterguard (audio)
: the sailors stationed on the poop or after part of a ship
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