What does backstop mean?

Definitions for backstopˈbækˌstɒp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backstop.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. catcher, backstop(noun)

    (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

  2. backstop(noun)

    (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

  3. backstop(verb)

    a precaution in case of an emergency

    "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

  4. backstop(verb)

    act as a backstop


  1. backstop(Noun)

    A device that prevents railroad cars from rolling off a railroad track.

  2. backstop(Noun)

    A wall behind home plate.

  3. backstop(Noun)

    A catcher; the position of catcher

  4. backstop(Verb)

    To serve as backstop for.

  5. backstop(Verb)

    To bolster.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstop in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backstop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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