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definition of the word bight

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Singular
bight

Plural
bights

bight (plural bights)

  1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.
    I spied a bight of meadow some way below the roadway in an angle of the river. (Robert Louis Stevenson, Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes)
  2. An area of sea lying between two promontories; larger than a bay, wider than a gulf
  3. A loop in a rope.


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