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broad bend or curve in a coastline, forming a large open bay. The New York bight, for example, is the curve in the coast described by the southern shore of Long Island and the eastern shore of New Jersey. The term bight may also refer to the bay so formed.


A long, gradual bend or recess in the coastline which forms a large, open receding bay.
A bend in a river or mountain range.
An indentation in shelf ice, fast ice, or a floe.


a wide indentation of a shoreline, or the body of water bounded by such a curve


the Austral informal the major indentation of the S coast of Australia, from Cape Pasley in W Australia to the Eyre Peninsula in S Australia
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Caledon's log for November 18 stated: "Buried at sea the following men, killed in action with German Light Cruisers, in the Heligoland Bight, AB H.
Second place prize went to Kay Brown, Junior Councilor from Old Bight High who earned $300.
BP had signed a contract with the company in 2013 for its harsh environment ultra-deep water semi, the Ocean GreatWhite and had intended to use the rig on the Great Australian Bight campaign.
In regards to larval abundance, larvae are generally observed most frequently south of the Southern California Bight (SCB) (the faunal region of ocean extending from mid Baja California northward to Point Conception, CA) in the areas around Sebastian Viscaino and San Juanico bays off the coast of Baja California.
Illustrating why oil's big guns are pushing ahead with high-risk exploration in the Great Australian Bight basin, consultants Wood Mackenzie have estimated the region contains a potential resource of 1.
Without at all denying the somewhat cryptically biographical dimension of "The Bight," "Mothers and Marimbas" reminds us that private expression is mediated here (as everywhere in Bishop) by her deep engagement with her poetic precursors and the cultural traditions all around her.
Look at a chart and you'll see the protection the bight offers.
The company will start its deep-water drill campaign in the Great Australian Bight in 2016, Holmes said.
CHEC) for the development of a transshipment hub in the Portland Bight, reports JIS (April 2, 2014).
Although mortally wounded he showed "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in November 1917, at the Second Battle of Heligoland Bight, off the German coast.
The wind farms are located in German Bight, 45 km (28 miles) off the shore.
The reserves will protect an impressive array of globally unique ecosystems, including the majestic seamounts off the east coast, the mysterious deep waters of the Diamantina Fracture Zone and the waters of the Great Australian Bight.