back swath

noun

Definition of back swath

: the swath that is next to the first one cut, that is usually cut in the opposite direction, and that the tractor or horses have traveled over in cutting the first swath

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First Known Use of back swath

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Back swath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20swath. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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