afterguy

noun af·ter·guy \ ˈaf-tər-ˌgī \

Definition of afterguy

plural afterguys
sailing
: 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 RobinsonThe International Marine Book of Sailing2009

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