swale

noun
\ ˈswāl How to pronounce swale (audio) \

Definition of swale

: a low-lying or depressed and often wet stretch of land also : a shallow depression on a golf course

Examples of swale in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bodies of a couple in their 80s were found in a drainage swale near their residence, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 16 June 2022 The second most popular type of grant project involves bioretention, which is when runoff is directed toward a swale in the landscape that then seeps into the ground and is carried away more gradually by a system of pipes. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 8 June 2022 This presentation examines how the Indiana coast developed through the recent geologic past to create landscapes that includes dunes, wetlands and the globally rare ridge-and-swale ecosystems. chicagotribune.com, 18 Feb. 2022 Right about where the route begins an easy dip into the drainage, a pool of residual water sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by a jagged rock wall and a moist swale where Rocky Mountain irises add blazes of purple in May and June. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Right about where the route begins an easy dip into the drainage, a pool of residual water sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by a jagged rock wall and a moist swale where Rocky Mountain irises add blazes of purple in May and June. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Right about where the route begins an easy dip into the drainage, a pool of residual water sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by a jagged rock wall and a moist swale where Rocky Mountain irises add blazes of purple in May and June. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Right about where the route begins an easy dip into the drainage, a pool of residual water sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by a jagged rock wall and a moist swale where Rocky Mountain irises add blazes of purple in May and June. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 Right about where the route begins an easy dip into the drainage, a pool of residual water sits in a sunny clearing surrounded by a jagged rock wall and a moist swale where Rocky Mountain irises add blazes of purple in May and June. Mare Czinar, The Arizona Republic, 14 Aug. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of swale

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for swale

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22 Jun 2022

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“Swale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swale. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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