/ baɪt /
ETYM Old Eng. biyt a bending; cf. Swed. and Dan. bugt bend, bay; from AS. byht, from bűgan. Related to Bout, Bought a bend, and see Bow.
(Homonym: bite, byte).
1. A bay formed by a bend (a bight) in the shoreline.
2. A bend in a coastline that forms an open bay.
3. The middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends).
A wide bay; a bend or coil in a rope.
Coastal indentation, such as the Bight of Bonny in W Africa and the Great Australian Bight.