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bite (1312-13)


[ FEW: 15/i,121b biti; Gdf: 1,653c bite; GdfC: ; TL: ; DEAF: ; DMF:  bite; TLF: ; OED:  bitt n.; MED: ; DMLBS: ]


1ship.bitt, one of the strong posts firmly fastened in pairs in the deck or decks of a ship, for fastening cables, belaying ropes, etc.
( 1312-13 )  En .j. bitekneu [...] En j. feust por fullingg a les bites  E101/612/31, m.2
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