bitt-pin

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • bitt pin

NounEdit

bitt-pin (plural bitt-pins)

  1. (nautical) Similar to a belaying pin but of heavier scantlings; a turned length of wood or metal passed through the bitts or cross-piece, used to prevent the cable from slipping off or over the bitt-heads yet removable so as to facilitate doing so.
Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 20:53