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

1900–05; top1 + spin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To topspin
World English Dictionary
topspin (ˈtɒpˌspɪn)
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature