Bight

Definition of Bight

Pronunciation: bīt
n.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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L, angle, apex, arm, armlet, bay, bayou, belt, bend, bifurcation, boca, cant, chevron, coin, corner, cove, crank, creek, crook, crotchet, deflection, dogleg, elbow, ell, estuary, euripus, fjord, fork, frith, furcation, gulf, gut, harbor, hook, inflection, inlet, knee, kyle, loch, mouth, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, nook, point, quoin, reach, road, roads, roadstead, slough, sound, strait, straits, swerve, veer, vertex, zag, zig, zigzag
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