a backward spin given to a ball, wheel, etc. that causes it, upon hitting a surface, to change, esp. to reverse, its normal direction
A spin that tends to retard, arrest, or reverse the linear motion of an object, especially of a ball.
(third-person singular simple present backspins, present participle backspinning, simple past and past participle backspun)
- To spin (a ball) with this motion.