topspin

[top-spin]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. topsail schooner,
  2. topscore,
  3. topside,
  4. topsmelt,
  5. topsoil,
  6. topstitch,
  7. topsy-turvy,
  8. topsy-turvydom,
  9. toque,
  10. tor

Origin of topspin

First recorded in 1900–05; top1 + spin

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British Dictionary definitions for topspin

topspin

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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