Definition of Bitthead
1. Noun. The upper end of a bitt.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Bitthead
Literary usage of Bitthead
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Exchequer by Great Britain Court of Exchequer, Charles John Crompton, John Jervis, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1832)
"bitthead(c) , Lee v. Rogers (d), and in Gould v. Johnson (e), which latter case came also by writ of error from the Court of Common Pleas. ..."
2. Scott's New Reports in the Court of Common Pleas and Exchequer Chamber [1840 by John Scott, Great Britain Court of Common Pleas, Great Britain Court of Exchequer Chamber (1843)
"In endeavouring to weigh, carried away deck and bitthead stoppers, messengers and messenger spare hawser and strops : great strain on stem at times. ..."