Definition of heugh in English:


Line breaks: heugh
Pronunciation: /hjuːx
(also heuch)


Scottish & 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.

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