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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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bitt

(noun) A vertical post, usually one of a pair, set on the deck of a ship and used to secure ropes or cables.

Synonyms: bollard

Usage: The deckhand looped the mooring line around the bitt, securing the vessel.
Christine
Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:20:11 AM

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Bitt is a bit more long than bit.
Ellenrita
Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 4:45:51 PM

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'To t6he bitter end is a nautical phrase. A rope or chain from a boat or ship is tied to a bitt on a pier,wharf,etc., say a wooden post. When the chain or rope is let out to the end it is the bitter end. This is as much as I can understand. The post on a dock to which the tow rope is attached? Sorry to mention Clinton has been taken to the hospital I pray this is not the bitter end for a great man.
ChildofTheKing
Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:26:49 PM

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A bitt, indeed.

Though felt, never have I seen.


Ellenrita
Posted: Friday, February 12, 2010 5:01:29 PM

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A bollard is from the old English word 'bole', a tree trunk, a vertical post. Now even traffic cones may be called bollards or pitts.
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