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Bight

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Bight

1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horses knee; the bight of an elbow.

2. (Science: geography) a bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the bight of benin.

3. The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil not including the ends; a loop.

Origin: oe. Bit a bending; cf. Sw. & dan. Bugt bend, bay; fr. As. Byht, fr. Bgan. Cf. Bout, Bought a bend, and see bow, v.