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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

haugh

/hɔː//hɑːx/