afterguy

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noun af·ter·guy \ˈaf-tər-ˌgī\

Definition of afterguy

plural

afterguys

sailing

  1. :  a guy rope that is attached to the windward clew of a spinnaker and used to rotate the spinnaker pole around the mast Set the pole on the windward side, secure the pole lift and foreguy, and drop the afterguy through the jaws in the end of the pole. — Robby Robinson, The International Marine Book of Sailing, 2009

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Origin and Etymology of afterguy

after- + 2guy


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