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part of a rope; bend in the shore; gulf
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a. A loop in a rope.
b. The middle or slack part of an extended rope.
a. A bend or curve, especially in a shoreline.
b. A wide bay formed by such a bend or curve.
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1. (Physical Geography) a wide indentation of a shoreline, or the body of water bounded by such a curve
2. (Knots) the slack middle part of an extended rope
3. (Knots) a curve or loop in a rope
(Knots) (tr) to fasten or bind with a bight
[Old English byht; see bow2]
(Placename) the Bight informal Austral the major indentation of the S coast of Australia, from Cape Pasley in W Australia to the Eyre Peninsula in S Australia. In full: the Great Australian Bight
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a loop or slack part in a rope.
2. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river.
3. a body of water bounded by such a bend.
4. a bay or gulf.v.t.
5. to fasten with a bight of rope.
[before 1000; Middle English byght, Old English byht bend, bay; akin to Middle Low German bucht (akin to bow 1)]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
A bend in a coast forming an open bay or an open bay formed by such a bend.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
Past participle: bighted
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|Noun||1.||bight - a loop in a rope |
loop - anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)
|2.||bight - a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)|
|3.||bight - a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"|
|4.||bight - the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)|
rope - a strong line
|Verb||1.||bight - fasten with a bight|
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n (Geog) → Bucht f
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