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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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Antagonists include a female robot named Rap Punz L, another robot named Ol' Dirty Laundry, and a teddy bear-ish baddie named Teddy Backspin.
But adding backspin comes from a crisp, downward strike, not a long, lazy swing.
Redby secured a vital win over Backspin B as Malcolm Deneven, Frank Booth and Istvan Soos prevailed 9-1 over Adam Butler, Alex Nicholl and Debbie Irwin - Butler taking the only victory for the away side.
Ding Ning, the No 2 seed, overcame the backspin skills of Yuka Ishigaki (11-4, 11-5, 11-2, 11-6), Ai Fukuhara accounted for Singapore's Zeng Jian (11-5, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6); whilst Han Ying used her defensive skills to good effect to overcome Poland's Kinga Stefanska (11-8, 11-3, 11-9, 11-5).
drunk with backspin, a whole stadium of people holding the same breath
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.
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.
Elliott and Christmas (1995) observed a larger shoulder alignment angle for a shoulder height impact compared with a hip height impact during a backspin 1BH.
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.
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.