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 for Swash plate
From 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]

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