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Either of the two posts that support the windlass on a ship's deck.
[Probably from obsolete carrick, variant of carrack.]
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(Nautical Terms) nautical either of a pair of strong posts used for supporting a windlass
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|Noun||1.||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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