overswing

verb, transitive + intransitive over·swing \ ˌō-vər-ˈswiŋ \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overswing

overswung play \ˌō-vər-ˈswəŋ\; overswinging
: to swing a bat or club too hard (as in baseball or golf)
  • a hitter who knows the ball will jump off the bat if he doesn't overswing.
  • —Roy Blount, Jr.
  • One of the biggest mistakes players of all experience levels make is overswinging the driver in an attempt to get more distance.
  • —Aaron Wisewell

First Known Use of overswing

1909


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