sidespin

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Etymology[edit]

side +‎ spin

Noun[edit]

sidespin (countable and uncountable, plural sidespins)

  1. Rotation around a vertical axis that makes a ball or other object curve in flight
    When a right-handed golfer hits a ball with a clockwise sidespin (when viewed from the top), it is called a fade or if extreme a slice and the flight of the ball will curve to the right.
    When a right-handed golfer hits a ball with an anticlockwise sidespin (when viewed from the top), it is called a draw or if extreme a hook and the flight of the ball will curve to the left.

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