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Other Bough Definition

[n] any of the larger branches of a tree

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limb, tree branch

Misc. Definitions

\Bough\, n. [OE. bogh, AS. b[=o]g, b[=o]h, bough, shoulder; akin to Icel. b[=o]gr shoulder, bow of a ship, Sw. bog, Dan. bov, OHG. buog, G. bug, and to Gr.? ( for ? ) forearm, Skr. b[=a]hu (for bh[=a]ghu) arm. [root]88, 25
1. Cf. {Bow} of a ship.]
1. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
2. A gallows. [Archaic] --Spenser.

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