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  1. bitts(Noun)

    A frame composed of two strong oak timbers (bitt-heads) fixed vertically in the fore part of a ship, bolted to the deck beams to which are secured the cables when the ship rides to anchor

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Bitts

    a frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for belaying (belaying bitts), for sustaining the windlass (carrick bitts, winch bitts, or windlass bitts), to hold the pawls of the windlass (pawl bitts) etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bitts

    bits, n. a frame in the forepart of a ship round which the cables are passed when the vessel rides at anchor.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bitts

    A frame composed of two strong pieces of straight oak timber, fixed upright in the fore-part of a ship, and bolted securely to the beams, whereon to fasten the cables as she rides at anchor; in ships of war there are usually two pairs of cable-bitts, and when they are both used at once the cable is said to be double-bitted. Since the introduction of chain-cables, bitts are coated with iron, and vary in their shapes. There are several other smaller bitts; as, the topsail-sheet bitts, paul-bitts, carrick-bitts, windlass-bitts, winch-bitts, jear-bitts, riding-bitts, gallows-bitts, and fore-brace bitts.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitts in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bitts in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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