Bough

Bough

(), n. [OE. bogh, AS. bg, bh, bough, shoulder; akin to Icel. bgr shoulder, bow of a ship, Sw. bog, Dan. bov, OHG. buog, G. bug, and to Gr. ( for ) forearm, Skr. bhu (for bhghu) arm. 88, 251. Cf. Bow of a ship.]
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1. An arm or branch of a tree, esp. a large arm or main branch.
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2. A gallows. [Archaic] Spenser.
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