Bight

To hook the bight- i.e. to get entangled. The bight is the bend or doubled part of a rope, and when the rope of one anchor gets into the “bight” of another, it gets “hooked.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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