overspin


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overspin

[′ō·vər‚spin]
(mechanics)
In a spin-stabilized projectile, the overstability that results when the rate of spin is too great for the particular design of projectile, so that its nose does not turn downward as it passes the summit of the trajectory and follows the descending branch. Also known as overstabilization.
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In his next over, Afridi generated some overspin and had Ronchi splicing a slog-sweep to deep square leg.
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The 60% top-weighted face makes for a higher center of gravity, thus promoting overspin. The elevated rear sole eliminates stubbing, while the rounded and radiused back glides easily over the green's collar.
The overspin gave his shot the so-called "shooter's bounce" - a shot that hits the front of the rim and drops into the basket, thanks to the proper rotation on the ball.
Gingrich's overspin on the budget fight, ironically, provided the White House with a plausible re-election strategy, when it'd had none before.
There was little pace in the early stages of the race as Overspin took the nine runners along at a dawdle, but the 6-4 shot was always handily placed to take advantage and, jumping past the leader two out, Paul Moloney had only to keep his mount up to his work for a three-and-a-quarterlength victory from the 11-10 shot Emerald Wilderness.
His variety of spin - off, leg, overspin, sliders - are only accentuated by his ability to bowl off and leg-cutters.