An example of a swath is the trail left in a lawn after using a mower.
A red scarf providing a swath of color.
- to make an ostentatious display or forceful impression
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Origin of swath
- Middle English swathe from Old English swæth track
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old English swæþ, swathu (“track, trace, scar").