1. 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)

  1. to wrap (a cable) around a bitt to secure it.


  1. one of a pair of strong posts on the deck of a ship for securing mooring and other lines
  2. another word for bollard (def. 1)


  1. (tr) to secure (a line) by means of a bitt

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