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bighearted | bigheartedness | bighorn | bighorn river | bighorn sheep | bight | bight of benin | biglandular | bigly | bigmouthed | bigness



Noun, Verb (transitive)


bightn. [OE. bi a bending; cf. Sw. & Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b. Bout, Bought a bend, and see Bow, v.].
  •  A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]


bight, n.
1 a curve or recess in a coastline, river, etc.
2 a loop of rope.

OE byht, MLG bucht f. Gmc: see BOW(2)



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




N gulf, lake, land covered with water, gulf, gulph, bay, inlet, bight, estuary, arm of the sea, bayou, fiord, armlet, frith, firth, ostiary, mouth, lagune, lagoon, indraught, cove, creek, natural harbor, roads, strait, narrows, Euripus, sound, belt, gut, kyles, continental slope, continental shelf, lake, loch, lough, mere, tarn, plash, broad, pond, pool, lin, puddle, slab, well, artesian well, standing water, dead water, sheet of water, fish pond, mill pond, ditch, dike, dyke, dam, reservoir, alberca, barachois, hog wallow, lacustrine.

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