What does the word swath mean?

Usage examples for swath

  1. When a cyclone cut a swath through one of our suburbs, I rushed half- a- dozen photographs to Leslie's, feeling again some of the same thrilling sort of confidence that had accompanied the first Irresistible Wedge. – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing
  2. As he approached the group of older men it took him only a second to see where he was needed and he thrust his pitchfork into the swath at his feet with a swing of easy grace. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  3. Across the marsh the old tramped road held up the horses, and the plow swept clear a little wider swath. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White