Definitions for backstopˈbækˌstɒp

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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

Wiktionary

  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.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eric Jorgeson:

    He climbed everything he could think of. It made us nervous early on as parents, but we got used to it, it was more other parents saying, 'Hey, your son is at the top of a backstop.'.

  2. Salman Ahmed:

    Until a year ago yuan was seen as a one-way street. Everyone knew about issues in the economy but also that they had $3.9 trillion (in reserves) to backstop any spillovers. Trust in that shield has been shaken.

  3. Trayvon Martin:

    I think that if we adjust those standards, we can make the federal government a better backstop - make us more a part of the process in an appropriate way to reassure the American people that decisions are made by people who are really disinterested.

  4. Brian Garrison:

    We feel vets bring the right set of experiences and work ethic to our business, veterans coming through the pipeline look at the other vets in our system, and it resonates with them. Our team has close to 100 years of franchise support experience. We can look veterans in the eye and say, ‘We understand that you don’t have any experience in the private sector. But we can be a backstop for you as you make the transition.’.

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