bight

Primary Meanings of bight

1.
n
a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
2.
nv
a loop in a rope
fasten with a bight
Full Definitions of bight
1

n a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

Type of:
bend, crook, turn, twist
a circular segment of a curve

n a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline

“the Bight of Benin”
“the Great Australian Bight
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
2

n a loop in a rope

Type of:
loop
anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

n the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)

Type of:
center, centre, midpoint
a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure

v fasten with a bight

Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

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