ETYM AS. swathu a track, trace; akin to Dutch zwaad, zwad, zwade, a swath of grass, German schwad, schwaden; perhaps, originally, a shred. Related to Swathe.
1. A path or strip (as cut by one course of mowing); SYN. belt.
2. The space created by the swing of a scythe or the cut of a mowing machine.