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bight

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Noun, Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

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]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

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

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

THESAURUS

bight

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

ROGET THESAURUS

bight

Lake

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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