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Definitions of bight

  1. fasten with a bight Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a bend or curve (especially in a coastline) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a loop in a rope Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a broad bay formed by an indentation (a bight) in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the of Benin. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A bend in a coast-line forming an open bay; a small bay between two headlands; a loop in a rope. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A bend of the shore, or small bay: a bend or coil of a rope. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A small bay; bend or loop in a rope. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A small bay. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A loop or turn in a rope. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. A small bay; the loop or coil of a rope; the inward bent of a horse's chambrel, and the bent of the fore knees. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A sudden bend inwards of the sea into the land; a small bay; the double part or coil of a rope. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. b[=i]t, n. a bend of the shore, or small bay: a bend or coil of a rope. [A.S. byht; cf. Dan. and Sw. bugt, Dut. bocht; from b[=u]gan, to bow.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Loop of a rope; curve, recess, of coast, river, &c., bay. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. [Cf.] A bend in a coastline, an open bay. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  20. n. [Gothic] A bend in the sea-coast, forming an open bay;—the double part of a rope when folded; a round or coil any where except at the ends. Cabinet Dictionary

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