verb (used with object)
Origin of bight
Examples from the Web for bight
Contemporary Examples of bight
Humans, however, are rarely seen—the Bight is more than man can chew...It’s a Big, Big World: Sights That Make You Feel Small
December 24, 2013
Historical Examples of bight
All busy preparing for a start for the Head of the Bight to-morrow.Explorations in Australia
Bight hours was the time Mr. Gladstone permitted himself to sleep.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It has a seacoast of about 200 miles on the Bight of Biafra.
On the 28th of August came the battle off the Bight of Helgoland.
But at the last moment he managed to clutch the bight of the hanging rope.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
Word Origin for bight
Old English byht "bend, angle, corner" (related to bow), from Proto-Germanic *buhtiz (cf. Middle Low German bucht, German Bucht, Dutch bocht, Danish bught "bight, bay"), from PIE root *bheug- (3) "to bend," with derivatives referring to bent, pliable, or curved objects (cf. Old English beag, Old High German boug "ring;" see bow (v.)). Sense of "indentation on a coastline" is from late 15c.