back-spin

backspin

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


Origin:
1905–10; back2 + spin

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backspin (ˈbækˌspɪn)
 
n
sport Compare topspin a backward spinning motion imparted to a ball to reduce its speed at impact, as by hitting it with a downward or undercutting motion

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