Definitions for "Bitts"
Keywords:  fore, belay, timber, fasten, wooden
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.
Very large pieces of timber in the fore-part of a ship, round which the cables are fastened when the ship is at anchor.
Strong wooden structures (built round each mast) upon which running rigging is secured.
Keywords:  blade, parts
Parts Blade Parts