Definition of heugh in English:

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Pronunciation: /hjuːx/
(also heuch)


Scottish & Northern English
A steep ravine or precipice.
Example sentences
  • The Heugh is a dark green hill, westward of the castle, terminating towards the harbour in a rocky cliff.
  • It stands on a heugh or elevation up which gently ascends the Berwick and Carlisle turnpike from Kelso bridge.
  • 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.

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