Meaning of swale

swale

Pronunciation: (swāl), [key]
— n. Chiefly Northeastern U.S.
  1. a low place in a tract of land, usually moister and often having ranker vegetation than the adjacent higher land.
  2. a valleylike intersection of two slopes in a piece of land.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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