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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bough  \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,  251.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bough 
  n  :  any  of  the  larger  branches  of  a  tree 




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