Definition of backspin in English:

backspin

Line breaks: back|spin
Pronunciation: /ˈbakspɪn
 
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noun

[mass noun]
A backward spin given to a moving ball, causing it to stop more quickly or rebound at a steeper angle on hitting a surface.
More example sentences
  • They went straight at the hole, catching the ball cleanly and counting on backspin to stop the ball very close to where it landed.
  • The subject was a hitting mechanic called ‘palm up,’ which is a technique many good hitters use to get backspin on the ball and increase the distance of their drives.
  • The idea is to kick an inch behind the tip of the ball, which produces backspin.

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