Swath



noun
1.
the space covered by the stroke of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.
2.
the piece or strip so cut.
3.
a line or ridge of grass, grain, or the like, cut and thrown together by a scythe or mowing machine.
4.
a strip, belt, or long and relatively narrow extent of anything.
Idioms
5.
cut a swath, to make a pretentious display; attract notice:
The new doctor cut a swath in the small community.
noun (pl) swaths (swɔːðz), swathes
1.
the width of one sweep of a scythe or of the blade of a mowing machine
2.
the strip cut by either of these in one course
3.
the quantity of cut grass, hay, or similar crop left in one course of such mowing
4.
a long narrow strip or belt
see: cut a wide swath

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