What does the word bough mean?

Usage examples for bough

  1. As I sit in my study and look out of the window I see a strip of paper, with my right eye, in front of a certain bough on a tree a couple of hundred yards away; with my left eye the paper is no longer in front of that bough, it has moved to a position near the outline of the tree. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  2. Gradually the veil lifted; things stood out, black against black, then black against grey; straight majesty of tree- trunks, bending lines of bough and spray, tender grace of ferns. – Marie by Laura E. Richards