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Definition of "haugh" [haugh]

  • Scots A low-lying meadow in a river valley. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "haugh" in a sentence
  • "On a green "haugh" beneath what is known as the Burnbraes, within a short distance of Lynedoch Cottage, may be seen the carefully-kept double grave of two girls heroines of Scotch song, who died there of the "pest," from which they were fleeing."
  • "I am labouring here to contradict an old proverb, and make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, namely, to convert a bare 'haugh' and 'brae', of about"
  • "In addition, there is a strip of land down by the burn (and occasionally flooded by it) -- – I think it would qualify as a haugh -- which was once held in common by three proprietors."