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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.
to fasten with a bight of rope.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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