- a Scot word for hold 1
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Examples from the Web for haud
"Haud ma haun, guid-wife," his voice upborne by the buoyancy of death.St. Cuthbert's
Robert E. Knowles
"Haud yer tongue," replied Hendry, who was having the worst of the game.A Window in Thrums
J. M. Barrie
But Auld Jock had bade him "haud 'is gab" there, as in Greyfriars kirkyard.Greyfriars Bobby
He hasna as muckle sense as a cow could haud in her faulded nieve.
To "haud the gate" is to "maintain the even tenor of your way."