topspin

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top +‎ spin

Noun[edit]

topspin (countable and uncountable, plural topspins)

  1. A rotational motion, especially that given to a ball, in which the upper surface spins in the direction of motion.

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topspin (third-person singular simple present topspins, present participle topspinning, simple past and past participle topspun)

  1. (transitive) To spin (a ball) with this motion.
    • 2007 August 27, John Branch, “His Next Line to Cross”, New York Times:
      He could keep winning through attrition, with a relentless barrage of topspinning ground strokes and a tireless defense of his own side, where would-be winners go to die.

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