[ doun-swing ]
/ ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ /
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.
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Example sentences 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
/ (ˈdaʊnˌswɪŋ) /
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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