Definition of haugh in English:

haugh

Pronunciation /hɔː/ /hɑːx/

noun

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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

haugh

/hɔː/ /hɑːx/