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Bight (knot)

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In knot tying, a bight is a curved section or slack part between the two ends of a rope, string, or yarn.[1] A knot that can be tied using only the bight of a rope, without access to the ends, is described as in the bight. The term "bight" is also used in a more specific way when describing Turk's head knots, indicating how many repetitions of braiding are made in the circuit of a given knot.[2]

An open loop of rope. Sources differ on whether this is a bight.