moss hag

  1. an area, pit, or hole from which peat has been dug.

Origin of moss hag

First recorded in 1810–20

Words Nearby moss hag Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use moss hag in a sentence

  • A moss-hag is a cut on the hillside, formed by frost and rain; and overhung with moss, heather, and other growths.

    Sketches of the Covenanters | J. C. McFeeters
  • Following the sound, he came to a moss-hag, where a group of Covenanters were worshiping God.

    Sketches of the Covenanters | J. C. McFeeters
  • He rolled them up, and put them with the saddle and equipment of his dead horse in the safe shelter of a moss-hag.

    Lochinvar | S. R. Crockett