Backstop

Noun

  • (baseball) A wall or fence behind home plate.
  • (cricket, dated) The longstop.
  • 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.

Verb

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

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