Bitter end

What does "Bitter end" mean?

Today it means: The end of a rope that is not tied on.

The term a bitter end is usually used when referring to the anchor chain or warp which gets attached to the vessel. However, its really the end of any line or warp that is not made fast.

See also: To the bitter end  and: Rope 

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Sailing Terms              

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