Bight - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |baɪt|  American pronunciation of the word bight
Brit.  |bʌɪt|  British pronunciation of the word bight

noun

- a loop in a rope
- a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
- a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline
- the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)

verb

- fasten with a bight

Examples

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

Word forms

noun
singular: bight
plural: bights
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