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downswing

[doun-swing] /ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ/
noun
1.
a downward swing, as of a golf club in driving a ball.
2.
a downward trend or decrease, as of business or a nation's birth rate.
Origin of downswing
1895-1900
First recorded in 1895-1900; down1 + swing1
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  • Just as he began the downswing of a mighty broadsword stroke, he stumbled on the helmet.

    The Dueling Machine Benjamin William Bova
British Dictionary definitions for downswing

downswing

/ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ/
noun
1.
a statistical downward trend in business activity, the death rate, etc
2.
(golf) the downward movement or line of a club when striking the ball
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