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bight

bight

[bahyt]
bight, broad bend or curve in a coastline, forming a large open bay. The New York bight, for example, is the curve in the coast described by the southern shore of Long Island and the eastern shore of New Jersey. The term bight may also refer to the bay so formed.
A bight may refer to:

  • bight (geography), recess of a coast or bay.
  • bight (knot), a curved section, slack part, or loop in rope (used in the terminology of knot-tying)

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