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backspin

[bak-spin] /ˈbækˌspɪn/
noun
1.
reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.
Also called underspin.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; back2 + spin
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Examples from the web for backspin
  • He also shows how to put a gentle backspin on a ball.
  • Provisions shall be made to prevent energizing the motor in the event of a backspin cycle.
  • To prevent backspin of the pump or running engines in reverse direction, a non-slam check valve should be used.
  • Provision shall be made to prevent energizing the motor in the event of a backspin cycle.
  • backspin also makes it harder for the opponent to hit the ball with lots of speed.
British Dictionary definitions for backspin

backspin

/ˈbækˌspɪn/
noun
1.
(sport) a backward spinning motion imparted to a ball to reduce its speed at impact, as by hitting it with a downward or undercutting motion Compare topspin
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