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English Dictionary: bight by the DICT Development Group
2 results for bight
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a loop in a rope
  2. a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
  3. a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
  4. the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
  1. fasten with a bight
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Bight \Bight\ (b[imac]t), n. [OE. bi[yogh]t a bending; cf. Sw. &
      Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b[umac]gan. [root]88.
      Cf. {Bout}, {Bought} a bend, and see {Bow}, v.]
      1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a
            horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.
      2. (Geog.) A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the
            Bight of Benin.
      3. (Naut.) The double part of a rope when folded, in
            distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil
            not including the ends; a loop.
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