reverse English

noun

Definition of reverse English

1 or reverse side : English imparted to a cue ball causing it to rebound at a more obtuse angle and at a slower speed — compare running english
2 : something that is an apparent contradiction or inverted application putting reverse English on one's words— Richard Wilbur

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“Reverse English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/reverse%20English. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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