Definition of topspin
: a rotary motion imparted to a ball that causes it to rotate forward in the direction it is traveling
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Their plain-spokenness gives Mr. Jackson’s dialogue a lot of topspin.
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Origin and Etymology of topspin
First Known Use: 1902See Words from the same year
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Definition of topspin for English Language Learners
: a forward spinning motion of a ball
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