- a downward swing, as of a golf club in driving a ball.
- a downward trend or decrease, as of business or a nation's birth rate.
Origin of downswing
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Related Wordsplunge, downfall, descent, tumble, dive, drop, slump, slide, decrease, deterioration, fall, downturn, nosedive, dip, skid, drop-off, downslide
Examples from the Web for downswing
Just as he began the downswing of a mighty broadsword stroke, he stumbled on the helmet.The Dueling Machine
Benjamin William Bova
- a statistical downward trend in business activity, the death rate, etc
- golf the downward movement or line of a club when striking the ball
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