swash /ˈswɑʃ, ˈswɔʃ/
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 n. Arch. An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work.
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. Soft, like fruit too ripe; swashy. [Prov. Eng.]
Swash, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swashed p. pr. & vb. n. Swashing.]
1. To dash or flow noisily, as water; to splash; as, water swashing on a shallow place.
2. To fall violently or noisily. [Obs.]
3. To bluster; to make a great noise; to vapor or brag.
n : the movement or sound of water; "the swash of waves on the
v 1: make violent, noisy movements
2: dash a liquid upon or against; "The mother splashed the
baby's face with water" [syn: spatter, splatter, plash,
3: show off [syn: boast, tout, shoot a line, brag, gas,
blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade]
4: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
[syn: swagger, bluster]