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English noun: backstop

1. backstop (person) (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher


Synonymscatcher


Broader (hypernym)infielder


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game, softball, softball game

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


Broader (hypernym)fence, fencing


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game

3. backstop (act) a precaution in case of an emergency


SamplesHe acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong.


Broader (hypernym)guard, precaution, safeguard


English verb: backstop

1. backstop (competition) act as a backstop


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorybaseball, baseball game









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