af·​ter·​turn | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌtərn\

Definition of afterturn

: the twist of the strands composing a rope — compare foreturn

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First Known Use of afterturn

1830, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterturn

after- + turn entry 2

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The first known use of afterturn was in 1830

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