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Synonyms of backstop

Noun


1. catcher, backstop, infielder

usage: (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

2. backstop, fence, fencing

usage: (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

3. backstop, precaution, safeguard, guard

usage: a precaution in case of an emergency; "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

Verb


1. backstop, play

usage: act as a backstop

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