Definition of sheugh in English:

sheugh

noun

Irish, Scottish
  • A ditch or furrow.

    ‘they probably threw it in a sheugh’
    • ‘Field boundaries—including hedgerows, drystone walls, and sheughs—are an iconic feature of Northern Ireland's rural landscape.’
    • ‘At some point, I will lose my balance and topple off and over the edge and into the sheugh.’
    • ‘Sheep frighten easily when chased causing them to possibly run into nearby rivers, sheughs or undergrowth.’
    • ‘I began to think about the time I had jumped the sheugh when I was only eight.’
    • ‘The still will be cleaned and dumped behind a sheugh.’

Origin

Early 16th century: variant of sough ‘pool, ditch’, of obscure origin.

Pronunciation

sheugh

/ʃʌx/