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swath



Pronunciation: (swoth, swôth), [key]
n.
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.
5. cut a swath, to make a pretentious display; attract notice: The new doctor cut a swath in the small community. Also,swathe.

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