A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.
A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.
The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil not including the ends; a loop.
The center of a slack line, where it sags. Also a small indented curve in a shoreline.
A narrow inlet of the sea. The double part of a rope when it is folded
Open or closed loop in a line or rope.
(pronounced BITE) A U-shaped curve of unknotted rope.
a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
a broad bay formed by an indentation (a bight) in the shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian Bight"
the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)
a bend in the rope that does not cross back across itself
a deeply indented bay, one with a narrow opening and a wide deep basin, which makes an anchorage with great protection from either storms or the prying eyes of the Royal Navy
a general term for a bend or curve in the shoreline of an open coast
an unclosed loop in a rope that turns back on itself
a place where the coastline makes a right angle providing habitat for diverse wildlife
a U-shaped loop used in making a knot or stitch
A body of water bounded by a bend or curve in the shore; several are found in Key West.
The top of the rope when it is folded as opposed to the ends of the rope. Never sit in a bight as if the rope suddenly tightens you can be hurt.
A crescent-shaped indentation in the coastline usually of large extent and not more than a 90 degree sector of a circle. See 'Bay' and 'Gulf.
middle part of a line as distinguished from the end and the standing part; a single complete turn of line; bend in a river or coastline.
Loop formed in rope.
A loop made in any part of a rope, line or chain.
The part of the rope or line, between the end and the standing part, on which a knot is formed. A shallow bay.
a loop in a rope-or-a bend in the shoreline.
A bend in a rope.
A slight indentation in a COAST forming an open BAY, usually crescent shaped.
Any slack part of a rope between the ends
a loop of line or rope
Any bend in the rope that does not cross itself; used in many knots and to thread belay rappel devices
The part of the rope between the end and the standing part. A loop formed by folding the rope back on itself.
a doubled or looped part of a line; cove or indentation along a coastline
an extensive crescent-shaped indentation in the ice edge, formed either by wind or current.
The term bight is used in knot tying to refer to the center part of a length of rope, string, or yarn as opposed to the ends. The precise meaning changes depending on whether the definite or indefinite article is used.