Definition of swath noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    swath

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//swɑθ//
     
    (also swathe)(formal)
     
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  1. 1 a long strip of land, especially one on which the plants or crops have been cut The combine had cut a swath around the edge of the field. Development has affected vast swaths of our countryside.
  2. 2 a large strip or area of something The mountains rose above a swath of thick clouds.
  3. Idioms
    cut a swath through something
     
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    (of a person, fire, etc.) to pass through a particular area, destroying a large part of it Building the tunnel would involve cutting a huge swath through the mountain.