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Origin of downswing

First recorded in 1895–1900; down1 + swing1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for downswing

Historical Examples of 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


  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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