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  2  definitions  found 
 
  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[=u]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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bight 
  n  1:  a  bend  in  a  coastline  that  forms  an  open  bay 
  2:  a  bay  formed  by  a  bend  (a  bight)  in  the  shoreline 
  3:  the  middle  part  of  a  slack  rope  (as  distinguished  from  its 
  ends) 
  v  :  fasten  with  a  bight 




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