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Meaning of fallback

fall•back

Pronunciation: (fôl'bak"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of falling back.
  2. something or someone to turn or return to, esp. for help or as an alternative: His teaching experience would be a fallback if the business failed.
—adj.
  1. of or designating something kept in reserve or as an alternative: The negotiators agreed on a fallback position.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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