Meaning of haugh in English:



Scottish, Northern English
  • A piece of flat alluvial land by the side of a river, forming part of the floor of the river valley.

    ‘Below me, my godson and his father waited on the flat haugh land.’
    • ‘The views were extensive, out over the haughs of Abernethy and Cromdale towards the waters of the Moray Firth.’
    • ‘A battle took place on 30 April, 1690, in which a Jacobite force was routed on the low ground (haughs) at Cromdale in Morayshire by government forces.’



/hɔːx/ /hɔː/


Middle English probably from Old English healh ‘corner, nook’, related to holh ‘hollow’.