Swash plate(Mach.), a revolving circular plate, set obliquely on its shaft, and acting as a cam to give a reciprocating motion to a rod in a direction parallel to the shaft.

(Swash), a. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.] Pegge.

(Swash), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Swashing.] [Probably of imitative origin; cf. Sw. svasska to splash, and, for sense 3, Sw. svassa to bully, to rodomontade.]

1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.

2. To fall violently or noisily. [Obs.] Holinshed.

3. To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.

(Swash), n.

1. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water.

2. A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes.

3. Liquid filth; wash; hog mash. [Obs.]

4. A blustering noise; a swaggering behavior. [Obs.]

5. A swaggering fellow; a swasher.

(Swash"buc`kler) n. A bully or braggadocio; a swaggering, boastful fellow; a swaggerer. Milton.

(Swash"er) n. One who makes a blustering show of valor or force of arms. Shak.

(Swash"ing), a.

1. Swaggering; hectoring. "A swashing and martial outside." Shak.

2. Resounding; crushing. "Swashing blow." Shak.

(Swash"way`) n. Same as 4th Swash, 2.

(Swash"y) a. Soft, like fruit that is too ripe; quashy; swash. [Prov. Eng.]

Swartish to Swedenborgian

(Swart"ish), a. Somewhat swart, dark, or tawny.

(Swart"ness), n. The quality or state of being swart.

(Swart"y) a. Swarthy; tawny. [Obs.] Burton.

(Swarve) v. i. [See Swerve.]

1. To swerve. [Obs. or Scot.] Spenser. Jamieson.

2. To climb. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Swash) n. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. Moxon.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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