Scot. and North England
[ shookh ]
/ ʃux /
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a furrow, ditch, or trench.
verb (used with object)
to plow or dig (a furrow, ditch, etc.).
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of sheugh
First recorded in 1495–1505; N dialectal variant of sough2
Words nearby sheugh
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Example sentences from the Web for sheugh
Sheugh or Shough; a deep cutting, elsewhere called a ditch, often filled with water.English As We Speak It in Ireland|P. W. Joyce