Bough (?), n. [OE. bogh, AS. bog, boh, bough, shoulder; akin to Icel. bogr shoulder, bow of a ship, Sw. bog, Dan. bov, OHG. buog, G. bug, and to Gr. ( for ) forearm, Skr. bahu (for bhaghu) 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.

 

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