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Meaning of SWATH

Pronunciation:  swâth

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing)
  2. [n]  the space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine
 

SWATH is a 5 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: belt
 
 See Also: course, path, space, track

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Swath\ (sw[add]th; 277), n. [AS. swa[eth]u a track,
trace; akin to D. zwaad, zwad, zwade, a swath of grass, G.
schwad, schwaden; perhaps, originally, a shred. Cf. {Swathe},
v. t.]
1. A line of grass or grain cut and thrown together by the
   scythe in mowing or cradling.

2. The whole sweep of a scythe, or the whole breadth from
   which grass or grain is cut by a scythe or a machine, in
   mowing or cradling; as, to cut a wide swath.

3. A band or fillet; a swathe. --Shak.

{Swath bank}, a row of new-mown grass. [Prov. Eng.]

 

 

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