HyperDic: backstop

English > 4 senses of the word backstop:
NOUNperson backstop, catcher(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
artifactbackstop(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
actbackstopa precaution in case of an emergency
VERBcompetitionbackstopact as a backstop
backstop > pronunciation
Soundsbae'kstaa.p
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English > backstop: 4 senses > noun 1, person
Meaning(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher.
Synonymcatcher
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
softball, softball gameA game / game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond / diamond and with a ball that is larger / larger and softer
Broaderinfielder(baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
Spanishreceptor
Catalanreceptor
English > backstop: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaning(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field.
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderfence, fencingA barrier that serves to enclose an area
Verbsbackstopact as a backstop
English > backstop: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA precaution in case of an emergency.
Example"he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"
Broaderprecaution, safeguard, guardA precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage / damage or injury etc.
English > backstop: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningact as a backstop.
PatternSomebody ----s
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderplayparticipate in games / games or sport
Spanishsoportar
Nounsbackstop(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

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