a curve, especially a sharp one, in a road, river, racecourse, or path.
So we finished our trip having traversed the distance along the mountain side, by rail or road, the river echoing the bends and curves with a constant murmur that kept us company.
a curved or angled part or form of something.
making a bend in the wire
a kind of knot used to join two ropes, or to tie a rope to another object, e.g. a carrick bend.
Even so it is a very secure bend and can put up with a good deal of strain and movement. It can also be used to tie a bend with thin line.
decompression sickness, especially in divers.
The disease suffered by divers known as the bends (decompression sickness) is an example of the same phenomenon.
an ordinary in the form of a broad diagonal stripe from top left (dexter chief) to bottom right (sinister base) of a shield or part of one.
This device of a fountain appears in the arms of the family, where six wells, which form the source of the River Stour appear with a bend on the shield.