• A thing or a person put in the rear or in the back of something to reinforce, hold, support.
  • (rounders) The player who stands immediately behind the striking base.
  • (baseball slang) A catcher; the position of catcher.
  • (cricket, dated) The wicket-keeper.
  • (baseball) A wall or fence behind home plate.
  • (cricket, dated) The longstop.


  • (transitive) To bolster, support.
  • (transitive) To serve as backstop for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.