Definitions for "BITTER END"
Keywords:  inboard, locker, rode, anchor, chain
1. The extreme end of a line, see bight; 2. The end made fast when all line has been played out bitts Single or double vertical posts extending above deck for securing mooring lines and towlines. Also called bollards.
the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be); "he was determined to fight to the bitter end"
The very end of a piece of rope.
Keywords:  rigging, parts
Rigging Bitts Parts