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- n. The members of a yacht's crew who attend to the aft sails
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The seaman or seamen stationed on the poop or after part of the ship, to attend the after-sails.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In men-of-war, that division of the crew which is stationed on the quarter-deck to work the after-sails, etc., generally composed of ordinary seamen and landsmen who are not required to go aloft; hence, a drudge; one occupying an inferior position.
after + guard (Wiktionary)