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Definition 1: a precaution in case of an emergency - [noun denoting act]

Samples where backstop or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong

(backstop is a kind of ...) a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.

"he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution" "an insurance policy is a good safeguard" "we let our guard down"

Definition 2: (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field - [noun denoting artifact]

(backstop is a kind of ...) a barrier that serves to enclose an area

(backstop belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

Definition 3: (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for backstop in the sense of this definition

(backstop is a kind of ...) (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield

(backstop belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

(backstop belongs to category ...) a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer

Definition 4: act as a backstop - [verb of competition]

(backstop is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(backstop belongs to category ...) a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

"he played baseball in high school" "there was a baseball game on every empty lot" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

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