pawl bitt

noun
variants: or less commonly pawl post

Definition of pawl bitt

: a heavy post set abaft a windlass to receive the strain of pawls which are attached to it

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“Pawl bitt.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pawl%20bitt. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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