What does swath mean?
Iīm translating an essay into Spanish about sowing and harvesting mustard. I donīt want the word in Spanish (if you have it, better), I just want someone to explain me what a machine that swathes does. I found the noun in a dictionary (the word i want is a verb) an it means "the width cut by a single passage of a scythe or mowing machine". So, i suppose that swath is more or less the same as harvest. Am i right? I also want to know what a windrow is.
Please, donīt answer only "yes" or "no". I want an explanation with your own words of the verb to swath.
Thanks a lot!
Last edited by pato389; 25-Apr-2009 at 21:43.
Re: What does swath mean?
As the dictionary says, the width of a cut made by a scythe. You cut a swathe to start off the harvesting of a field.
A wind row - a row of cut grass/grain heaped up by rake, along which the wind can flow enough to help in the drying.
Windrow image by bionicdaniel on Photobucket
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