back swath

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of back swath was circa 1917

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“Back swath.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%20swath. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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