bitterend

bitter end n.
1. A final, painful, or disastrous extremity.
2. Nautical. The inboard end of a chain, rope, or cable, especially the end of a rope or cable that is wound around a bitt.
  [English bitter, bitt (bitt + -er1) + end. Sense 1, influenced by bitter.]

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