afterpeak

noun
af·​ter·​peak | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌpēk \

Definition of afterpeak

: the extreme after compartment in a ship's hold where the ship narrows toward the sternpost

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First Known Use of afterpeak

1803, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterpeak

after- + peak entry 1

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“Afterpeak.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/afterpeak. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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