Etymology
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bight (n.)

Old English byht "bend, angle, corner," from Proto-Germanic *buhtiz (source also of Middle Low German bucht, German Bucht, Dutch bocht, Danish bught "bight, bay"), from PIE root *bheug- "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects. Sense of "long, narrow indentation on a coastline" is from late 15c.

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Definitions of bight
1
bight (n.)
a loop in a rope;
bight (n.)
a bend or curve (especially in a coastline);
bight (n.)
a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline;
bight (n.)
the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends);
2
bight (v.)
fasten with a bight;
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