from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The midpoint of a swinging motion.
  • adv. At such a midpoint.


mid- +‎ swing (Wiktionary)


  • Last weekend outside San Diego's Petco Park, a 9½-foot statue of Gwynn in midswing was unveiled.

    Padres' Gwynn turned hitting into a science

  • Halting in midswing, it let out a mammoth sneeze (evidently the enchanted mist was ticklish) and, despite the by now somewhat desperate chanting of the Dark Ones, began to shrink.

    The Lives of Felix Gunderson

  • The man paused his torch, midswing, and called back to his fellow guards, Might there be rats in these chambers?


  • Nothing rattled Mickelson, not Woods, not the 13 holes in the morning and not even a happy-fingered photographer who zapped him midswing on his final third-round drive, a drive that still landed in the fairway. - Mickelson proves he's his own man

  • I kicked off one lemon-yellow high heel midswing, aiming for the frog, but I missed.

    I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone

  • I'm going to have to vote against the jump rope idea; one in midswing would definitely not be of the rectangular persuasion.

    The World's Most Cheerful Hanging

  • He stops in midswing, doffs his cap, closes his eyes and bows in prayer.

    Playing for laughs

  • John D. Rockefeller Jr., captured midswing by sculptor Alexander Calder, plays golf with a ball aimed right at Andy Warhol's version of Muhammad Ali.

    What the Auction Houses Are Doing

  • Kelsier Pushed, freezing Bilg's sword in midswing.


  • She cautiously reached out and caught the pendulum in midswing, then slipped her other hand in and felt around.

    Kissed By An Angel

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.