preswing

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pre- +‎ swing

Noun[edit]

preswing (uncountable)

  1. The part of a gait In which weight is removed from a limb prior to it being swung forward.
    • 2011, Peggy A Houglum, Brunnstrom's Clinical Kinesiology, page 555:
      Therefore, if an individual has less than 60° of knee flexion, for example, it should be made clear to the individual that it is essential to first have enough motion to walk before considerations for running is possible. supporting limb lands on the ground and at preswing when the body mass accelerates to propel the leg and body forward.