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noun as in bay

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The Bight Swelter—named one of Gear Patrol’s top “synthetic down” jackets of the year—exemplifies Power Fill’s place in the world of alpine mountaineering.

Humans, however, are rarely seen—the Bight is more than man can chew...

Harry had already made a bowline in a bight at the end of a line.

Toggle: A pin placed through the bight or eye of a rope to secure it round a stay, mast, etc.

Peaks, on the main topmast-stay, caught Howe in the very act of passing the gasket through the bight of the buntline.

I was deep in the bottle-neck bight of the sands, jammed on a lee shore, and a strong flood tide sweeping me on.

Reaching the rope over his head, he went up, hand over hand, till he had slack enough to make a bight for one of his feet.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bight, such as: angle, bayou, gulf, inlet, loop, and noose.

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