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English noun: backstop

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


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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