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[top-spin] /ˈtɒpˌspɪn/
a spinning motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward.
Origin of topspin
1900-05; top1 + spin Unabridged
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Examples from the web for topspin
  • Racket innovations and fitter, stronger players are turning tennis into a game of ever faster shots with ever more topspin.
  • If a player wants to return a ball with topspin, he has to reverse the spin of the incoming ball.
  • Back then, topspin lobs were still considered exotic.
  • Every time his racket whips skyward, creating that incredible topspin, my heart leaps.
  • He was perennially in pursuit of a longer backswing and a topspin backhand.
British Dictionary definitions for topspin


(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 stroke Compare backspin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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