Swathe – A broad strip
To remember the definition of the word swathe, use the following mnemonic:
A super wave (swathe) took out a broad strip of the town.
Examples of swathe in a sentence
The bomb had left a swathe of the town centre in ruins.
Building the road would involve cutting a great swathe through the forest.
Make sure you interview a good swathe of people when conducting your poll to get the best results.