bight

Definitions of bight
  1. noun
    a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
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    type of:
    bend, crook, turn, twist
    a circular segment of a curve
  2. noun
    a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
    “the Bight of Benin”
    “the Great Australian Bight
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    examples:
    Bight of Benin
    a broad indentation of the Gulf of Guinea in western Africa
    Great Australian Bight
    a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
    type of:
    bay, embayment
    an indentation of a shoreline larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
  3. noun
    a loop in a rope
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    type of:
    loop
    anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
  4. noun
    the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
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    type of:
    center, centre, midpoint
    a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
  5. verb
    fasten with a bight
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    type of:
    fasten, fix, secure
    cause to be firmly attached
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