bitt vs bollard what difference

what is difference between bitt and bollard

English

Noun

bitt (plural bitts)

  1. (nautical) The bitts.
  2. (nautical) A bollard.

Translations

Verb

bitt (third-person singular simple present bitts, present participle bitting, simple past and past participle bitted)

  1. (nautical, transitive) To put round the bitts.
    to bitt the cable, in order to fasten it or to slacken it gradually, which is called veering away

Anagrams

  • Tbit

Luxembourgish

Verb

bitt

  1. inflection of bidden:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular/plural imperative

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse bit

Noun

bitt n (definite singular bittet, indefinite plural bitt, definite plural bitta or bittene)

  1. bite (act of biting)
  2. bite (wound left behind after being bitten)
  3. occlusion (the alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together)
Derived terms
  • insektbitt
Related terms
  • bite (verb)

See also

  • bit (Nynorsk)

Etymology 2

Verb

bitt

  1. past participle of bite

References

  • “bitt” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


English

Etymology

From Middle English bollard, probably from Middle English bole (tree trunk), equivalent to bole +‎ -ard (pejorative or diminutive suffix).

Pronunciation

  • (rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈbɒləɹd/
  • (non-rhotic) IPA(key): /ˈbɒlɑːd/, /ˈbɒləd/

Noun

bollard (plural bollards)

  1. (nautical) A strong vertical post of timber or iron, fixed to the ground and/or on the deck of a ship, to which the ship’s mooring lines etc are secured.
  2. A similar post preventing vehicle access to a pedestrian area, to delineate traffic lanes, or used for security purposes.

Derived terms

  • bollard condition

Translations

See also

  • (traffic bollard): cone

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