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back·stop

 (băk′stŏp′)
n.
1. Baseball
a. A screen or fence used to prevent the ball from being thrown or hit far behind or to the sides of home plate.
b. A catcher.
2. Something that supports or bolsters.
tr.v. back·stopped, back·stop·ping, back·stops
1. To serve as a backstop for.
2.
a. To support or bolster: "The firm lacks a topflight strategic-consulting arm to backstop its technology gurus" (Alex Beam).
b. To substitute for (another) in an emergency.

backstop

(ˈbækˌstɒp)
n
1. (Ball Games, other than specified) sport a screen or fence to prevent balls leaving the playing area
2. (Rowing) a block or catch to prevent excessive backward movement, such as one on the sliding seat of a rowing boat
vb (tr) , -stops, -stopping or -stopped
US to provide with backing or support

back•stop

(ˈbækˌstɒp)

n., v. -stopped, -stop•ping. n.
1. a wall, wire screen, or the like, serving to prevent a ball from going beyond the normal playing area.
2. any support, safeguard, or reinforcement.
v.t.
3. to act as a backstop to.
[1810–20]
back′stop`per, n.

backstop


Past participle: backstopped
Gerund: backstopping

Imperative
backstop
backstop
Present
I backstop
you backstop
he/she/it backstops
we backstop
you backstop
they backstop
Preterite
I backstopped
you backstopped
he/she/it backstopped
we backstopped
you backstopped
they backstopped
Present Continuous
I am backstopping
you are backstopping
he/she/it is backstopping
we are backstopping
you are backstopping
they are backstopping
Present Perfect
I have backstopped
you have backstopped
he/she/it has backstopped
we have backstopped
you have backstopped
they have backstopped
Past Continuous
I was backstopping
you were backstopping
he/she/it was backstopping
we were backstopping
you were backstopping
they were backstopping
Past Perfect
I had backstopped
you had backstopped
he/she/it had backstopped
we had backstopped
you had backstopped
they had backstopped
Future
I will backstop
you will backstop
he/she/it will backstop
we will backstop
you will backstop
they will backstop
Future Perfect
I will have backstopped
you will have backstopped
he/she/it will have backstopped
we will have backstopped
you will have backstopped
they will have backstopped
Future Continuous
I will be backstopping
you will be backstopping
he/she/it will be backstopping
we will be backstopping
you will be backstopping
they will be backstopping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been backstopping
you have been backstopping
he/she/it has been backstopping
we have been backstopping
you have been backstopping
they have been backstopping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been backstopping
you will have been backstopping
he/she/it will have been backstopping
we will have been backstopping
you will have been backstopping
they will have been backstopping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been backstopping
you had been backstopping
he/she/it had been backstopping
we had been backstopping
you had been backstopping
they had been backstopping
Conditional
I would backstop
you would backstop
he/she/it would backstop
we would backstop
you would backstop
they would backstop
Past Conditional
I would have backstopped
you would have backstopped
he/she/it would have backstopped
we would have backstopped
you would have backstopped
they would have backstopped
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backstop - (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcherbackstop - (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
softball game, softball - a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
infielder - (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
2.backstop - (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing fieldbackstop - (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
fence, fencing - a barrier that serves to enclose an area
3.backstop - a precaution in case of an emergency; "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"
precaution, safeguard, guard - a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; "he put an ice pack on the injury as a precaution"; "an insurance policy is a good safeguard"; "we let our guard down"
Verb1.backstop - act as a backstopbackstop - act as a backstop      
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"
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