top-spin

topspin

[top-spin]
noun
a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward.

Origin:
1900–05; top1 + spin

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topspin (ˈtɒpˌspɪn)
 
n
sport Compare backspin spin imparted to make a ball bounce or travel exceptionally far, high, or quickly, as by hitting it with a sharp forward and upward stroke

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