Definition of Bitts

Bitts n. pl. means: A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

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Bitts n. pl. means: A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

Meaning of Bitts

Bitts (n. pl.) means: A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

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Bitts (n. pl.): A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

Bitt (n.): See Bitts.

Bitter (n.): AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.

Crosspiece (n.): A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts.

Crossbeam (n.): A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor.

Bitt (v. t.): To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.

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Meaning of Bitts

Bitts means: Very large pieces of timber in the fore-part of a ship, round which the cables are fastened when the ship is at anchor.

Meaning of Bitter End

Bitter End means: (1) The last part of a rope or final link of chain. The end made fast to the vessel, as opposed to the "working end", which may be attached to an anchor, cleat, other vessel, etc. (2) To do anything to the ‘bitter end’ is to do it until no more can be done. The end of the ship’s cable is secured to the ‘bitts’ i.e. the bollards on the foredeck, to prevent the cable being lost overboard and, when it reaches the bitts, it is the ‘bitter end.’ (3) Fight till death or disastrous conclusion (however unpleasant it may be). Black Book: Beginning in the 1300's, a collection of maritime laws and conduct became known as the Black Book of the Admiralty. The punishments for offenses were often harsh. Today, if you're name is in someone's black book, they believe you have offended them in some way.

Meaning of Black Book

Black Book means: Bitter End: (1) The last part of a rope or final link of chain. The end made fast to the vessel, as opposed to the "working end", which may be attached to an anchor, cleat, other vessel, etc. (2) To do anything to the ‘bitter end’ is to do it until no more can be done. The end of the ship’s cable is secured to the ‘bitts’ i.e. the bollards on the foredeck, to prevent the cable being lost overboard and, when it reaches the bitts, it is the ‘bitter end.’ (3) Fight till death or disastrous conclusion (however unpleasant it may be). Beginning in the 1300's, a collection of maritime laws and conduct became known as the Black Book of the Admiralty. The punishments for offenses were often harsh. Today, if you're name is in someone's black book, they believe you have offended them in some way.

Meaning of Bitts

Bitts means: A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

Meaning of Bitt

Bitt means: See Bitts.

Meaning of Bitter

Bitter means: AA turn of the cable which is round the bitts.

Meaning of Crosspiece

Crosspiece means: A bar or timber connecting two knightheads or two bitts.

Meaning of Crossbeam

Crossbeam means: A beam laid across the bitts, to which the cable is fastened when riding at anchor.

Meaning of Bitt

Bitt means: To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.

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