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backspin

[ bak-spin ]
/ ˈbækˌspɪn /

noun

reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.

Nearby words

backslash, backslide, backsliding, backsource, backspace, backspin, backsplash, backsplice, backstab, backstabber, backstage

Origin of backspin

First recorded in 1905–10; back2 + spin
Also called underspin.
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British Dictionary definitions for backspin

backspin

/ (ˈbækˌspɪn) /

noun

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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