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A spin that tends to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, especially of a ball.


(General Sporting Terms) 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



reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.
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Noun1.backspin - spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)


[ˈbækspɪn] N (Tennis, Cricket) → efecto m cortado (Billiards, Snooker) → efecto m bajo, efecto m de retroceso
to give a ball backspin; put backspin on a ball (Tennis, Cricket) → cortar una pelota (Billiards, Snooker) → picar una bola
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And that included an astonishing boomerang shot, returning the Troicki serve with such vicious backspin, the ball actually bounced back over the net towards Brown.
His drop-shot return from a Viktor Troicki serve was hit with so much backspin that the ball came back to his side of the net.
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It's a case of risk and reward - a simple straight shot can be pulled off with ease, but to hit the more challenging pars you're going to have to master curving and backspin shots, as well as understanding the lay of the course and the effect of any crosswind.
Frequently, they have a downward angle into impact with their drivers leading to low launch angles and higher backspin off the tee - and less distance.
It's the only time I've had backspin all week and it nearly came back into the water, but it's done now and I am delighted.
The game utilizes the iPhone or iPad's accelerometer to realistically simulate the rolling of a bowling ball and is finetuned to recognize backspin and hooking.
You'll hear something only when your shot has the ideal backspin of plus or minus two revolutions per second.
This is because if you have to hit the ball harder, it may check up with backspin upon landing and end up short.
He said: "I made such good contact out of a terrible lie out of the rough, I can't believe it got backspin and where it did.
The X-BOOM allows easy control and automation in mixing music using sound effects such as flanger, phaser, chorus and delay while also creating beats with backspin, crossfade, and beatbox or using scratch and voice sampling.
Kang Dongsoo, ranked 324, won 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, 6-11, 12-10 in a fivegame thriller with his backspin artistry combined with a lightning forehand smashes that proved too much for the no.