Swash (?), n. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] Arch.

An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.

Moxon.

Swash plate Mach., a revolving circular plate, set obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam to give a reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to the shaft.

 

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Swash, a. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.]

Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy.

[Prov. Eng.]

Pegge.

 

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Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swashing.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.]

1.

To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

2.

To fall violently or noisily.

[Obs.]

Holinshed.

3.

To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.

 

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Swash, n.

1.

Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

2.

A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.

3.

Liquid filth; wash; hog mash.

[Obs.]

4.

A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior.

[Obs.]

5.

A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

 

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