Carrick bitts
Carrick Car"rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster]

{Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes.

{Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. --Totten. [1913 Webster]


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  • carrick bitts — noun plural : heavy upright pieces of timber supporting each end of the windlass of a ship …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bitts — Bitts, n. pl. [Cf. F. bitte, Icel. biti, a beam. ?87.] (Naut.) A frame of two strong timbers fixed perpendicularly in the fore part of a ship, on which to fasten the cables as the ship rides at anchor, or in warping. Other bitts are used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrick — Car rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] {Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes. {Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Carrick bend — Carrick Car rick, n. (Naut.) A carack. See {Carack}. [1913 Webster] {Carrick bend} (Naut.), a kind of knot, used for bending together hawsers or other ropes. {Carrick bitts} (Naut.), the bitts which support the windlass. Totten. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carrick bitt — noun either of a pair of strong posts that support a windlass on a ship s deck • Hypernyms: ↑post * * * carrick bitt /karˈik bit/ (nautical) noun One of two posts used to support a windlass ORIGIN: See ety for ↑carrick bend, and ↑bitt * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • carrick bitt — /ˈkærɪk bɪt/ (say karik bit) noun Nautical one of the bitts which support the windlass …   Australian English dictionary

  • Knot — For speeds, see Knot (unit). For other uses, see Knot (disambiguation). Some knots 1 Yarn knot ABoK #2688 2 Manrope knot 3 Granny knot 4 Rosebud stopper knot(?) …   Wikipedia

  • HMS Ganges (shore establishment) — HMS Ganges was a training ship and later stone frigate of the Royal Navy. She was established as a boys training establishment in 1865, and was based aboard a number of hulks before moving ashore. She was based alternately in Falmouth, Harwich… …   Wikipedia

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