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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.

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bight / bīt/ • n. a curve or recess in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature. ∎  a loop of rope, as distinct from the rope's ends.

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bight

bight bend, angle OE.; (loop of a rope XVII); bay XVI. OE. byht :- *buχtiz; cf. (M)LG. (whence G.) bucht :- *buʒ-, short stem of *beuʒ-, see BOW2.

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