backspin backspin  /ˈbæk spɪn/


  • (n) spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion


  1. Watching a Henin crosscourt backhand hitting the line, or a towering iron shot from Sorenstam plonking softly, with a little backspin, onto a green, the world seemed to stand still.
  2. His backspin was working fine, he drew his marble nicely, cleaned out the ring time after time in one turn.
  3. Whatever its name, it was lobbed up to the plate, fat and inviting, with lots of backspinand, if hit, usually popped up high in the air to the second-baseman.


  • Phil Mickelson: Could Backspin Cost Him the US Open?

    ARDMORE, Pa. — Yes, Phil Mickelson has the lead, thanks to a fortuitous birdie at the 17th. But it might have been more of a lead.   While most people focus on Mickelson’s lip outs or missed fairways, as Saturday afternoon became Saturday evening at Merion Golf Club, I wondered if Mickelson’s backspin, that shot golf fans love to see, could cost him the U.S. Open? It’s tempting to use that shot ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

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  1. "Bringing back The Strobe and Backspin, and adding The Beat Morning Show, is part of our commitment to respond to our subscribers' overwhelming passion for our service," said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SIRIUS XM...
    on Dec 16, 2008 By: Scott Greenstein Source: MarketWatch

  2. "He didn't misplay it," Yost said. "It was a tough play. He's a Gold Glove outfielder. If he misses that nobody catches it. It was hit hard. It had a lot of backspin and it just kept rising."
    on Jun 10, 2008 By: Ned Yost Source: USA Today

  3. "The puck went off my blocker, it went up in the air and then I lost sight of it," said Belfour. "It looked like it landed on the net, but it had some backspin on it, bounced the wrong way and then hit my back."
    on Nov 30, 2005 By: Ed Belfour Source:

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