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Afterguard  n.  (Naut.) The seaman or seamen stationed on the poop or after part of the ship, to attend the after-sails.

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"Afterguard" Quotes from Famous Books

... had better go after him himself.' Some said he had come back after his bag and hammock, and the best way was to let him have them, and then he would top his boom and clear out. Others said the purser had not squared off his account; and one of the afterguard was seen to tickle the mainmast and whistle for a breeze, to give the old fellow a wide berth. But it wouldn't do: discipline is discipline; and after a free use of the colt and a good deal of hazing, the boat's crew came aft, the cutter was lowered, and the men, with their oars up and eyes upon ...
— Not Pretty, But Precious • John Hay, et al.

... he was about to receive, ran down the ladder that led to the afterguard, reached the shore on a plank that extended from the stern of the vessel to the bank, and in a short time was in the presence of ...
— Frank on the Lower Mississippi • Harry Castlemon

... said he to his Squire. "Charge them on their lives to make no sound! You also, Loring. Go to the afterguard and say the same to them. We are lost if one of these ...
— Sir Nigel • Arthur Conan Doyle

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