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Bitter End

Bitter End is a part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains inboard when a ship is riding at anchor.

What is Bitter End?

Bitter End is a part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains inboard when a ship is riding at anchor. The anchor cable is tied to the bitts, when the cable is fully paid out, the bitter end has been reached.

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