bitt-heads

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

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