from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spin that tends to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, especially of a ball.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Spin applied to a ball in order to slow it, change its flight, or stop it when it lands.
- v. To spin (a ball) with this motion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. spin (usually of a moving ball) that retards or reverses the forward motion
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