overswing

verb

over·​swing ˌō-vər-ˈswiŋ How to pronounce overswing (audio)
overswung ˌō-vər-ˈswəŋ How to pronounce overswing (audio) ; overswinging

transitive + intransitive

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overswing was in 1909

Dictionary Entries Near overswing

Cite this Entry

“Overswing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overswing. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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