backspin definition

  • noun:
    • A spin that has a tendency to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, specially of a ball.
    • Spin placed on a ball to be able to slow it, alter its flight, or end it when it lands.
    • spin (usually of a moving baseball) that retards or reverses the forward movement
  • verb:
    • To spin (a ball) with this particular motion.

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