hough

noun
\ ˈhäḵ, ˈhōḵ \
plural -s

Definition of hough

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of hough (Entry 2 of 2)

now chiefly Scottish
: hamstring thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots — Joshua 11:6 (Authorized Version)

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History and Etymology for hough

Noun

Middle English hoch, hough

Transitive verb

Middle English houghen, from hough, noun

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“Hough.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hough. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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