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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A precaution in case of an emergency; (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field; (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

Usage examples (21)
  • He acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong
  • The big backstop is below average behind the plate but not bad with the bat.
  • The backstop is a huge problem; it is way too small.
  • What if his coaching makes Flores an excellent fielding/calling backstop? for more
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