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Meaning of BIGHT

Pronunciation:  bIt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
  2. [n]  a broad bay formed by an indentation (a bight) in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"
  3. [n]  a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
  4. [n]  a loop in a rope
  5. [v]  fasten with a bight

BIGHT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: bay, bend, Bight of Benin, center, centre, crook, fasten, fix, loop, midpoint, rope, secure, turn



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bight\ (b[imac]t), n. [OE. bi[yogh]t a bending; cf. Sw. &
Dan. bugt bend, bay; fr. AS. byht, fr. b[=u]gan. [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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