swath (swth, swôth) also swathe (sw, swô, sw)
a. The width of a scythe stroke or a mowing-machine blade.
b. A path of this width made in mowing.
c. The mown grass or grain lying on such a path.
2. Something likened to a swath; a strip.http://www.merriam-webster.com/netdict/swath
Main Entry: swath
Pronunciation: \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth\
Variant(s): or swathe \ˈswäth, ˈswȯth, ˈswāth\
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swæth footstep, trace; akin to Middle High German swade swath
Date: 14th century
1 a : a row of cut grain or grass left by a scythe or mowing machine b : the sweep of a scythe or a machine in mowing or the path cut in one course
2 : a long broad strip or belt
3 : a stroke of or as if of a scythe
4 : a space devastated as if by a scythe
Dictionary of Agriculture (Haensch und Haberkamp):
swath - Schwaden, Schwad