American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A vertical post, usually one of a pair, set on the deck of a ship and used to secure ropes or cables.
- v. To wind (a cable) around a bitt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Nautical, a strong post of wood or iron to which cables are made fast. Bitts are fastened to the deck, generally in pairs, and are named according to their uses: as, riding-bitts, towing-bitts, windlass-bitts, etc.
- Nautical, to put round the bitts: as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to let it out gradually. The latter process is called veering away.
- v. To put round the bitts; as, to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away.
- n. nautical A bollard
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Naut.) See bitts.
- v. (Naut.) To put round the bitts.
- v. secure with a bitt
- n. a strong post (as on a wharf or quay or ship for attaching mooring lines)
- Perhaps of Dutch or Low German origin; akin to Old Norse biti, crossbeam. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“July 17th, 2008 at 6: 33 am i'm in ff3 on a pc and it looks fine to me … must be mac ff3 users who are experiencing trouble? anyway, i like a cleaner look, personally … grungy sites are great for personal use, but i think the more professional sites look better without it. (however, i wouldn't be against seeing a 'bitt' more personalization here …)”
“Oofty-Oofty took a turn on a bitt, the rope tautened, and the Ghost, lunging onward, jerked the cook to the surface.”
“One man I noticed fetch up, head on and square on, with the starboard bitt.”
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“April 14, 2010 at 11:50 am ebbree liddlol bitt halpz, aifinkso!”
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“Jenn, lol, yeahhh, I think I watch a bitt more J-dramas, but that's just because it's much faster to finish J-dramas compare to K-dramas.”
“April 13, 2010 at 1:07 am fankew MMM – bitt imbarrasin as ai hab soe far fayled tu get drest…. no wear is saef!”
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