- Also called bollard. a strong post of wood or iron projecting, usually in pairs, above the deck of a ship, used for securing cables, lines for towing, etc.
verb (used with object)
- to wrap (a cable) around a bitt to secure it.
- one of a pair of strong posts on the deck of a ship for securing mooring and other lines
- another word for bollard (def. 1)
- (tr) to secure (a line) by means of a bitt