(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
a precaution in case of an emergency
"he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"
act as a backstop
A device that prevents railroad cars from rolling off a railroad track.
A wall behind home plate.
A catcher; the position of catcher
To serve as backstop for.
The numerical value of backstop in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of backstop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
When Mark Meadows have that backstop before Christmas, bad things happen.
They felt the need to give the party a bit more say in that to make sure someone more electable would emerge, if need be, it’s a backstop, more or less.
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.'.
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.
We ca n’t afford to ignore the debt and deficit issues, to me, the big issue is how are we dealing with debt and deficit, do we have realistic numbers and is there a backstop in the process just in case we do n’t.
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