The Collaborative International Dictionary
Swath \Swath\ (sw[add]th; 277), n. [AS. swa[eth]u a track, trace; akin to D. zwaad, zwad, zwade, a swath of grass, G. schwad, schwaden; perhaps, originally, a shred. Cf. Swathe, v. t.]
A line of grass or grain cut and thrown together by the scythe in mowing or cradling.
The whole sweep of a scythe, or the whole breadth from which grass or grain is cut by a scythe or a machine, in mowing or cradling; as, to cut a wide swath.
A band or fillet; a swathe.
Swath bank, a row of new-mown grass. [Prov. Eng.]