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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bight /ˈbaɪt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bight n.
 1. A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow; as, the bight of a horse's knee; the bight of an elbow.
 2. Geog. A bend in a coast forming an open bay; as, the Bight of Benin.
 3. Naut. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a loop in a rope
      2: a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)
      3: a broad bay formed by an indentation (a bight) in the
         shoreline; "the Bight of Benin"; "the Great Australian
      4: the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its
      v : fasten with a bight