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A spin that tends to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, especially of a ball.
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(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
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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)
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[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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Hanifa, whose street name was Bubbles, toured the UK with her mates performing acrobatic backspins and windmills in front of huge crowds at breakdance "battles" against other crews.