Definition of screw shot in English:

screw shot


  • 1(Billiards and Snooker) a shot in which the player puts backspin on the cue ball by striking it below the centre, causing it to move backwards from the object ball.

  • 2(Association Football) a shot with a curving trajectory, produced by putting spin on the ball.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Roberts (1823–1893).