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NOUN (4)

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;
- Example: "the Bight of Benin"
- Example: "the Great Australian Bight"

4. the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends);


VERB (1)

1. fasten with a bight;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bight \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. [1913 Webster] 2. (Geog.) A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bight n 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) v 1: fasten with a bight
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

61 Moby Thesaurus words for "bight": L, angle, apex, arm, armlet, bay, bayou, belt, bend, bifurcation, boca, cant, chevron, coin, corner, cove, crank, creek, crook, crotchet, deflection, dogleg, elbow, ell, estuary, euripus, fjord, fork, frith, furcation, gulf, gut, harbor, hook, inflection, inlet, knee, kyle, loch, mouth, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, nook, point, quoin, reach, road, roads, roadstead, slough, sound, strait, straits, swerve, veer, vertex, zag, zig, zigzag