[hahkh, hahf]

noun Scot.

a stretch of alluvial land forming part of a river valley; bottom land.

Origin of haugh

before 900; Middle English halche, hawgh, Old English healh corner, nook
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Examples from the Web for haugh

Historical Examples of haugh

  • Passing beyond it and its grounds, you arrived at Pardon Church Haugh.

    Medival London

    William Benham

  • The great city of Babylon was built upon the haugh of a river.

  • "I will never set my foot inside the Haugh," Rupert said, firmly.

  • At her marriage, your mother will of course live at the Haugh with Sir William.

  • Not on the haugh near the modern road by the railway, but higher up the hill, in the grounds of Urrard House.

British Dictionary definitions for haugh



Scot and Northern English dialect a low-lying often alluvial riverside meadow

Word Origin for haugh

Old English healh corner of land; see hollow
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