Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

backspin

play
noun back·spin \-ˌspin\

Simple Definition of backspin

  • : a backward spinning motion of a ball

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of backspin

  1. :  a backward rotary motion of a ball

Examples of backspin in a sentence

  1. put backspin on the ball



Circa 1909

First Known Use of backspin

circa 1909


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up backspin? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

brumal vernal estival hiemal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ