after-guard

afterguard

[af-ter-gahrd, ahf-]
noun Nautical Slang.
1.
the owner of a yacht or his guests.
2.
the officers quartered in the stern of a vessel.

Origin:
1820–30; after + guard

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afterguard (ˈɑːftəˌɡɑːd)
 
n
1.  a sailor or group of sailors stationed on the poop to attend to the aft sailsthe members of the crew responsible for strategic decisions about the sailing and navigation of a boat
2.  a sailor or group of sailors stationed on the poop to attend to the aft sailsthe members of the crew responsible for strategic decisions about the sailing and navigation of a boat

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