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Noun: bight  bIt
  1. A loop in a rope
     
  2. A bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
     
  3. A broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
    "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
     
  4. The middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
Verb: bight  bIt
  1. Fasten with a bight

Sounds like: bite, byte

Derived forms: bighted, bighting, bights

Type of: bay, bend, center [US], centre [Brit, Cdn], crook, embayment, fasten, fix, loop, midpoint, secure, turn, twist

Part of: rope

Encyclopedia: Bight