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fall·back

 (fôl′băk′)
n.
1.
a. Something to which one can resort or retreat: applied to another college as a fallback.
b. A retreat: The colonel ordered a fallback to the woods.
2. Something that falls back: the fallback of debris from the explosion.

fall′back′ adj.

fall•back

(ˈfɔlˌbæk)

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.
adj.
3. Also, fall′-back`. of or designating something kept in reserve or as an alternative: a fallback plan.
[1750–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fallback - to break off a military action with an enemy
retreat - (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat; "the disorderly retreat of French troops"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

fallback

noun
The moving back of a military force in the face of enemy attack or after a defeat:
Translations

fallback

[ˈfɔːlbæk] ADJ fallback positionsegunda línea f de defensa (fig) → posición f de repliegue

fallback

[ˈfɔːlbæk]
nsécurité f
modif
fallback position → position f de repli
fallback plan → solution f de repli

fallback

[ˈfɔːlˌbæk] adj fallback positionposizione f di ripiego
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