1) A large drag rake, the width of a swath, used for gathering the scattered hay or corn.
1577 ij sweathe raikes, North Frodingham
1648 3 swathrakes, 2 horse harrowes Sharlston
1727 no Person ... shall make use of any Sweath Rake or any other large Rake to gather Corn in the field, Reighton
1835 1 Swaith Rake head making 1s 6d
24 teeth 1s, Darton.