af·​ter·​part | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌpärt \

Definition of afterpart

: the stern area of a ship

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First Known Use of afterpart

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterpart

Middle English aftyr parte from aftyr after- + parte part entry 1

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“Afterpart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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