- the downward part of a swing, as of a golf club
- a downward trend, as in business
- A swing downward, as of a golf club.
- A decline, as of a business.
- The portion of any movement along an arc or curve, heading in a lower direction.
- The stock market is still reeling from the giant downswing Tuesday.
- Hold your head steady and keep your eye on the golf ball during your downswing.
down- + swing