Definition of haugh in English:

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Pronunciation: /hɔː/
Pronunciation: /hɑːx/


Scottish & Northern English
A piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, forming part of the floor of the river valley.
Example sentences
  • Below me, my godson and his father waited on the flat haugh land.
  • The views were extensive, out over the haughs of Abernethy and Cromdale towards the waters of the Moray Firth.
  • A battle took place on 30 April, 1690, in which a Jacobite force was routed on the low ground (haughs) at Cromdale in Morayshire by government forces.


Middle English: probably from Old English healh 'corner, nook', related to holh 'hollow'.

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