Definition of overswing in US English:

overswing

noun

  • 1Golf. The action or practice of using excessive backswing or follow-through when swinging the club; an instance of this.

  • 2Gymnastics. A movement in which the body swings or turns over.

  • 3Generally. The action or an act of swinging too far. Also in extended use: an excessive reversal or correction; an overreaction.

verb

  • no object Sport (chiefly Golf and Baseball). To swing too hard when hitting a ball, employing excessive backswing or follow-through.

Origin

Early 20th century. From over- + swing. Compare overswing<br>Old English (in an earlier sense). From over- + swing.

Pronunciation

overswing

/ˈəʊvəswɪŋ/