Bight (?), n. [OE. bit a bending; cf. Sw. & Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. bgan. &root;88. Cf. Bout, Bought a bend, and see Bow, v.]

1.

A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.

2. Geog.

A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.

3. Naut.

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.

 

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