from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Bodily movement in a usually unconscious attempt to influence the movement of a propelled object, such as a ball.
  • n. The usually irregular movement or spin of a propelled object as if it were influenced by this twisting.


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