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 in a Sentence
the bight known as the Bay of Fundy is known for its fast-running tides
Recent Examples of bight from the Web
The map was full of promises of the undiscovered, coves and lookout points, brooks and bights each harboring a secret second chance.
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BIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bight for English Language Learners
: a curve in a coast or the bay formed by such a curve
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