Swath (?), n. [AS. swau 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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