bight

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

bight

noun \ˈbīt\

: a curve in a coast or the bay formed by such a curve

Full Definition of BIGHT

1
:  a bend in a coast forming an open bay; also :  a bay formed by such a bend
2
:  a slack part or loop in a rope

Examples of BIGHT

  1. <the bight known as the Bay of Fundy is known for its fast-running tides>

Origin of BIGHT

Middle English, from Old English byht bend, bay; akin to Old English būgan to bend — more at bow
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to BIGHT

Synonyms
arm, bay, gulf, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]

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