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Meaning of bight

bight

Pronunciation: (bīt), [key]
— n.
  1. the middle part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
  2. the loop or bent part of a rope, as distinguished from the ends.
  3. a bend or curve in the shore of a sea or river.
  4. a body of water bounded by such a bend.
  5. a bay or gulf.
—v.t.
  1. to fasten with a bight of rope.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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