side spin

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Spin imparted to a ball by an oblique impact that makes the ball kick or break to one side or the other. The spin may be to the left, with the angular rotation in a counter-clockwise direction, around the horizontal axis, or to the right, with the angular rotation in a clockwise direction around the horizontal axis. A ball with a right side spin on hitting a surface will rebound to the left, while a ball with a left side spin will rebound to the right.

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