post for fastening cables at a ship's foremast

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • forebitt — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: fore + bitt : one of the bitts near the foremast * * * foreˈbitt noun One of the bitts, posts for fastening cables, at the foremast • • • Main Entry: ↑fore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nautical Terms — Ahoy, mateys! This be a fair and true listing of words having to do with ships and sailing, 225 of them in all. These terms come mainly from the great age of sailing ships, the 16th to 18th centuries, and almost all hail from the two great… …   Phrontistery dictionary

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