[ sahyd-spin ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌspɪn /


a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate in course about its vertical axis.


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Origin of sidespin

First recorded in 1925–30; side1 + spin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020