- A main branch of a tree: apple boughs laden with blossomMore example sentences
- People are collecting the branches and boughs of trees smashed down by the icy snow.
- He quickly picked apples from the boughs of the tree, throwing them forcefully down upon the heads of his assailants.
- In Woodlore, for instance, the bough of a tree spreads its yellow branches against a green background.
Old English bōg, bōh 'bough or shoulder', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch boeg 'shoulders or ship's bow', German Bug 'ship's bow' and 'horse's hock or shoulder', also to bow3.