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Angular rotation of a projectile, such as a ball, in which the top of the ball travels backwards and the bottom forwards relative to its centre. A backspin is produced by an implement such as bat or racket, being brought downwards and forwards across the path of the projectile. On hitting another surface, the backspin tends to make the ball slowdown and to increase its angle of reflection.

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