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lough

 (lŏKH, lŏk)
n. Irish
1. A lake.
2. A bay or an inlet of the sea.

[Middle English, from Old English luh, ultimately from Old Irish loch.]

lough

(lɒx; lɒk)
n
1. (Physical Geography) an Irish word for lake1
2. (Physical Geography) a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Ireland
[C14: from Irish loch lake]

lough

(lɒk, lɒx)

n. Irish Eng.
1. a lake.
2. a partially landlocked or protected bay.
[1505–15; Hiberno-E sp. of Irish loch lake; see loch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lough - a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Irelandlough - a long narrow (nearly landlocked) cove in Ireland
cove - a small inlet
2.lough - Irish word for a lake
lake - a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land
Translations

lough

n (Ir) → See m; (= sea lough)Meeresarm m
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