Middle English Dictionary Entry

hough n.(1)
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A promontory, cliff; mountain or high hill with steep sides; bi hilles and houes, in hurstes and houes, over hil and hough, over hill and mountain, everywhere.
A projecting ridge of land; eminence, piece of high ground, hill, hillock, artificial mound: (a) in place names [see Smith PNElem. 1.235-6, 256-7]; (b) in surnames.