swath·​er ˈswä-thər How to pronounce swather (audio)
: a harvesting machine that cuts and windrows grain and seed crops
also : a mower attachment that windrows the swath

Examples of swather in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The farmers come in and mow the mint with a windrower or a swather that’s often used for wheat or hay, chopping it off just an inch or two above the soil. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 13 July 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of swather was circa 1875

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Cite this Entry

“Swather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/swather. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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