What does Bitts mean?

Bitts meaning in General Dictionary

A frame of two powerful timbers fixed perpendicularly inside fore-part of a ship which to fasten the cables as the ship trips at anchor or in warping Other bitts can be used for belaying belaying bitts for sustaining the windlass carrick bitts winch bitts or windlass bitts to put up the pawls of the windlass pawl bitts etc

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  • A-frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, where to fasten the cables whilst the ship trips at anchor, or perhaps in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to keep the pawls associated with windlass (pawl bitts) etc.

Bitts meaning in General Dictionary

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