backspin

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noun back·spin \-ˌspin\

Definition of backspin

  1. :  a backward rotary motion of a ball

Examples of backspin in a sentence

  1. put backspin on the ball

1889

First Known Use of backspin

1889


BACKSPIN Defined for English Language Learners

backspin

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noun back·spin \-ˌspin\

Definition of backspin for English Language Learners

  • : a backward spinning motion of a ball

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