Bight



the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river.
a body of water bounded by such a bend.
a bay or gulf.
to fasten with a bight of rope.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
The Sailor’s Word-Book William Henry Smyth
Work and Win Oliver Optic
Captured at Tripoli Percy F. Westerman
The White Squall John Conroy Hutcheson
Harper’s Young People, February 1, 1881 Various
Peter the Whaler W.H.G. Kingston
Down the Rhine Oliver Optic

noun
a wide indentation of a shoreline, or the body of water bounded by such a curve
the slack middle part of an extended rope
a curve or loop in a rope
verb
(transitive) to fasten or bind with a bight
noun
(Austral, informal) the Bight, the major indentation of the S coast of Australia, from Cape Pasley in W Australia to the Eyre Peninsula in S Australia In full the Great Australian Bight
n.
bight
(bīt)
A long, gradual bend or curve in a shoreline. A bight can be larger than a bay, or it can be a segment of a bay.

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