downswing

[ doun-swing ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. downstage,
  2. downstairs,
  3. downstate,
  4. downstream,
  5. downstroke,
  6. downtake,
  7. downthrow,
  8. downtick,
  9. downtime,
  10. downtown

Origin of downswing

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + swing1

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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


British Dictionary definitions for downswing

downswing

/ (ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ) /

noun

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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