Webster 1913 Edition
A corner, bend, or angle; a hollow;
bightof a horse’s knee; the
bightof an elbow
A bend in a coast forming an open bay;
The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the ends; that is, a round, bend, or coil not including the ends; a loop.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.A bend, or small bay between two points of land.
2.The double part of a rope when folded, in distinction from the end; that is, a round, bend or coil anywhere except at the ends.
3.The inward bent of a horse's chambrel,and the bend of the fore knees.