swath

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From Old English swæþ, swathu (track, trace, scar).

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swath (plural swaths)

  1. The track cut out by a scythe in mowing.
  2. (often figuratively) A broad sweep or expanse.
    Five days after Hurricane Katrina, large swaths of New Orleans, such as Canal Street seen here, are still submerged in water.

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To be distinguished from main meanings of swathe, but that is also an alternative spelling for this word.

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