verb (used without object)
to splash, as things in water, or as water does:
Waves were swashing against the piers.
to dash around, as things in violent motion.
verb (used with object)
to dash or cast violently, especially to dash (water or other liquid) around, down, etc.
the surging or dashing, sometimes violent, of water, waves, etc.
the sound made by such dashing:
the thunderous swash of the waves.
the ground over which water washes.
Chiefly Southeastern U.S. a channel of water through or behind a sandbank.
Printing. an extending ornamental flourish, as on letters of certain fonts of italic or cursive type.
Printing. noting or pertaining to a character having a swash:
a swash letter.
[swosh-buhk-ler, swawsh-] /ˈswɒʃˌbʌk lər, ˈswɔʃ-/
a swaggering swordsman, soldier, or adventurer; daredevil.
(intransitive) (esp of water or things in water) to wash or move with noisy splashing
(transitive) to dash (a liquid, esp water) against or upon
(intransitive) (archaic) to swagger or bluster
Also called send. the dashing movement or sound of water, such as that of waves on a beach Compare backwash
any other swashing movement or sound
a sandbar washed by the waves
Also called swash channel. a channel of moving water cutting through or running behind a sandbank
swagger or bluster
a swaggering or flamboyant adventurer
a film, book, play, etc, depicting excitement and adventure, esp in a historical setting
adjective 1. tending to swash: swashing water. 2. swashbuckling. verb (used without object) 1. to splash, as things in water, or as water does: Waves were swashing against the piers. 2. to dash around, as things in violent motion. 3. to swagger. verb (used with object) 4. to dash or cast violently, especially to dash […]
noun 1. an ornamental italic capital letter having a flourish extending beyond the body of the type. swash letter noun 1. (printing) a decorative letter, esp an ornamental italic capital
noun, Machinery. 1. an inclined circular plate on a rotating shaft for transferring force and motion to or from parts reciprocating in a direction parallel to the axis of shaft rotation. noun 1. (engineering) a collar or face plate on a shaft that is inclined at an oblique angle to the axis of rotation and […]
noun 1. a figure used as a symbol or an ornament in the Old World and in America since prehistoric times, consisting of a cross with arms of equal length, each arm having a continuation at right angles. 2. this figure as the official emblem of the Nazi party and the Third Reich. noun 1. […]