[ bak-spin ]
/ ˈbækˌspɪn /
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reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.
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Nerf enthusiasts have known about this phenomenon since the beginning, and some companies even sell custom pieces with more pronounced buckings to augment the backspin effect and send the spheres flying even longer distances.Nerf’s newest blaster shoots spinning balls for dramatic curves|Stan Horaczek|January 27, 2021|Popular-Science
British Dictionary definitions for backspin
/ (ˈbækˌspɪn) /
sport a backward spinning motion imparted to a ball to reduce its speed at impact, as by hitting it with a downward or undercutting motionCompare topspin
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