Definition of downshoot in English:

downshoot

Pronunciation /ˈdaʊnʃuːt/

noun

  • 1A downward shot; an instance of something shooting downwards.

  • 2Baseball
    rare A delivery in which the pitcher, by imparting spin, causes the ball to drop steeply as it nears the batter.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Blome (bap. 1630, d. 1705), cartographer and bookseller. From down- + shoot.