A line of grass or grain cut and thrown together by the scythe in mowing or cradling.
- The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade.
- A path of this width made in mowing.
- The mown grass or grain lying on such a path.
- Something likened to a swath; a strip.
- cut a swath To create a great stir, impression, or display: "He cut a bold and even sacrificial swath across American politics” ( Gail Sheehy).
- cut a swath To extend in distinctive physical length and width: "the surprising 17th Arrondissement, which cuts a generous swath across northwest Paris” ( Jean Rafferty).