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Encyclopedia > Bight (geography)

In geography, bight has two meanings.


A bight can be simply a bend or curve in any geographical feature—usually a bend or curve in the line between land and water.


Alternatively, the term can refer to a large (and often only slightly receding) bay. It is distinguished from a sound by being shallower. The bay at San Sebastián, Spain A headland is an area of land adjacent to water on three sides. ... Northern Øresund Puget Sound and Mt. ...


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Bight, in geography, a wide bay formed by a bend or curve in a shoreline.
Benin, Bight of, bay in West Africa, forming the western part of the Gulf of Guinea.
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