topspin

[ top-spin ]
/ ˈtɒpˌspɪn /

noun

a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward.

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Origin of topspin

First recorded in 1900–05; top1 + spin
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British Dictionary definitions for topspin

topspin
/ (ˈtɒpˌspɪn) /

noun

sport spin imparted to make a ball bounce or travel exceptionally far, high, or quickly, as by hitting it with a sharp forward and upward strokeCompare backspin
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