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Bight (geography)

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A bight in geography refers to a concave bend or curvature in a coastline, river, or other geographical feature, or it may refer to a very open bay formed by such a feature. Bights are typically broad, open, shallow, and only slightly recessed, and they are shallower than sounds. They may pose hazards to navigation and are clearly marked on nautical charts. The term is derived from Old English byht, meaning "bend, angle, corner; bay, bight.