carrick bitt


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carrick bitt

n.
Either of the two posts that support the windlass on a ship's deck.

[Probably from obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.]

carrick bitt

(ˈkærɪk)
n
(Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of strong posts used for supporting a windlass
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Noun1.carrick bitt - either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship's deck
post - an upright consisting of a piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position; "he set a row of posts in the ground and strung barbwire between them"
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