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  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.
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Origin of downswing

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + swing1
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Related Words

plunge, downfall, descent, tumble, dive, drop, slump, slide, decrease, deterioration, fall, downturn, nosedive, dip, skid, drop-off, downslide

Examples from the Web for downswing

Historical Examples

  • 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


  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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