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SWASH, noun An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. [A cant word.]

SWASH, noun A blustering noise; a vaporing. [Not in use or vulgar.]

1. Impulse of water flowing with violence. In the southern states of America, swash or swosh is a name given to a narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between that and the shore. Many such are found on the shores of the Carolinas.

SWASH, verb intransitive To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag. [Not in use.]