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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 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.