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bough

noun \ˈba\

: a main branch of a tree

Full Definition of BOUGH

:  a branch of a tree; especially :  a main branch
boughed \ˈbad\ adjective

Examples of BOUGH

  1. <a tree bough fell on my car during the windstorm>

Origin of BOUGH

Middle English, shoulder, bough, from Old English bōg; akin to Old High German buog shoulder, Greek pēchys forearm
First Known Use: before 12th century

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