Riding-bitts

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Riding-bitts the bitts to which a ship's cable is secured when riding at anchor
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. ridan; Dut. rijden, Ger. reiten.

Usage

In literature:

That part of the cable which is abaft the bitts, and therefore within board when the ship rides at anchor.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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