bight [ bahyt ]
1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
2. he loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river.
4. a body of water bounded by such a bend.
5. a bay or gulf.
verb (used with object)
6. to fasten with a bight of rope.
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH BIGHT
WORDS RELATED TO BIGHT
angle, inlet, gulf, bayou, road, noose, loop
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Origin: before 1000; Middle English byght,Old English byht bend, bay; cognate with Dutch bocht,German Bucht; akin to bow
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR BIGHT
Humans, however, are rarely seen—the Bight is more than man can chew...
IT’S A BIG, BIG WORLD: SIGHTS THAT MAKE YOU FEEL SMALL|LONELY PLANET|DECEMBER 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
If he comes over now, observed Bight, he gits his medicine in a hurry.
FRANK MERRIWELL'S TRIUMPH|BURT L. STANDISH
Coming unexpectedly on an opening in the Bight, first a boat and then a ship at anchor rushed upon the view.
THE AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS|GEORGE GRIMM
Take the end under the lower standing part, up over the cross, and down through the bight.
THE SEAMAN'S FRIEND|RICHARD HENRY DANA
Enlarge loop of bight by drawing through enough running rope to form a diamond of sufficient size to hold top of load.
PACKING AND PORTAGING|DILLON WALLACE
The brig tended to the trades, the tides having very little influence on her, in the bight of the reef where she lay.
JACK TIER OR THE FLORIDA REEF|JAMES FENIMORE COOPER
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