backspin(redirected from Slice (tennis))
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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.