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sheugh (plural sheughs)

  1. A ditch, especially a field boundary ditch usually used to drain fields and mark their boundaries.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This usage current in rural areas of Ulster (Northern Ireland and northern Republic of Ireland) and parts of Scotland.
  • It is also used in (at least) the West of Scotland to refer to the space between the buttocks - not the anus or cheeks, but rather the area where the two buttock cheeks meet.
    • Colloquially used when labouring - "The sweat is running down the sheugh of my arse"