backspin

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back·spin

 (băk′spĭn′)
n.
A spin that tends to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, especially of a ball.

backspin

(ˈbækˌspɪn)
n
(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

back•spin

(ˈbækˌspɪn)

n.
reverse rotation of a ball causing it to bounce or roll backward or stop short.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backspin - spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
spin - a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
Translations

backspin

[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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