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A vertical post, usually one of a pair, set on the deck of a ship and used to secure ropes or cables.
tr.v. bitt·ed, bitt·ing, bitts
To wind (a cable) around a bitt.
[Perhaps of Dutch or Low German origin; akin to Old Norse biti, crossbeam.]
1. (Nautical Terms) one of a pair of strong posts on the deck of a ship for securing mooring and other lines
2. (Nautical Terms) another word for bollard1
(Nautical Terms) (tr) to secure (a line) by means of a bitt
[C14: probably of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse biti cross beam, Middle High German bizze wooden peg]
1. a strong post projecting above the deck of a ship.v.t.
2. to secure (a cable) around a bitt.
Past participle: bitted
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|Noun||1.||bitt - a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines); "the road was closed to vehicular traffic with bollards"|
bitthead - the upper end of a bitt
pier, wharf, wharfage, dock - a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
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"
riding bitt - one of the large bitts used to secure the cable of a dropped anchor
ship - a vessel that carries passengers or freight
|Verb||1.||bitt - secure with a bitt; "bitt the ship line"|