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backspin

[ bak-spin ]
/ ˈbækˌspɪn /
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noun
reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.
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Also called underspin.

Origin of backspin

First recorded in 1905–10; back2 + spin
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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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