bitt-heads

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

bitt-heads (plural only)

  1. (nautical) The upright timbers let in and bolted to the beams or the deck, and stepped to the backbone or infrastructure of the ship.

References[edit]

  • Smyth, W.H, The Sailor's Word Book, Reprint. Originally published: London: Blackie and Son, 1867