nounScottish & Northern English
A steep ravine or precipice.
More example sentences
- About 160 years ago, the church of Ecclesgretg stood below the Heughs of St. Cyrus.
- They were both buried in one grave, which is still pointed out at the head of a heugh, on the banks of the Amon.
- He therefore requested to be put ashore, and, from the top of a heugh or broken bank, enjoyed the scene much more to his satisfaction.
late Middle English: from Old English hōh, of Germanic origin.