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Haugh \Haugh\ (h[add]), n. [See Haw a hedge.] A low-lying meadow by the side of a river. [Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

On a haugh or level plain, near to a royal borough.
--Sir W. Scott.


n. (context Scotland northern England English) A low-lying meadow by the side of a river.


Haugh may refer to:

  • David Haugh, an American sports journalist
  • John Haugh, an Irish hurler
  • Kevin Haugh, an Irish barrister and judge who served as the Attourney General of Ireland
  • Mark Haugh, the lead guitarist of American alternative rock band Caroline's Spine
  • Haugh, East Ayrshire
  • Haugh, Inverness, a region in the Scottish city of Inverness
  • Haugh of Urr, a Scottish village
  • Haugh, Lincolnshire, a hamlet and civil parish in the East Lindsey district
  • Haugh Performing Arts Center, a theater at Citrus College, California
  • Packwood Haugh School, a preparatory school in Shropshire, England
  • The Haughs, home ground of the Turriff United Football Club
  • Haugh (OE), an Old English and Scots term referring to a low-lying meadow in a river valley
  • Haugh unit, a measure of egg protein based on egg white
Haugh (OE)

Haugh and Scotshauch, from Old Englishhalh, healh, is term referring to a low-lying meadow in a river valley. An example is Derwenthaugh which is situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. It had previously been part of County Durham, but it became incorporated into the metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear and Borough of Gateshead in 1974. The area is now a country park.

Usage examples of "haugh".

Half an hour later Benjie left, with every sign of amity, and drove very slowly down the woodland road towards the haugh where the Raden, sweeping from the narrows of the glen, spreads into broad pools and shining shallows.

Her road led her by a brawling torrent through the famous Glenraden beechwood to the spongy meadows of the haugh, beyond which could be seen the shining tides of the Raden sweeping to the high-backed bridge across which ran the road to Carnmore.

Reassured, she lazily scanned the sleeping haugh, with the glittering Raden in the middle distance, and beyond the wooded slopes of the other side of the glen.

Ring kept away any beasts from the east side of the haugh, but on the west bank of the stream he saw two lots of hinds grazing, with one or two young stags among them, and even on the east bank, close in to the edge of the river, he saw hinds with calves.

All the blue bonnets are over the border, and next thing you know, it's lances and swords all over the Haughs of Cromdale.

Haugh did a sound trade in horse chestnuts and slippery-elm bark, and usually was able to provide me with peppermint and barberry, as well.