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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Swash \Swash\, n. [Cf. Swash, v. i., Squash, v. t.] (Arch.) An oval figure, whose moldings are oblique to the axis of the work. --Moxon. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster]