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noun
Backstop  n.  
1.
In baseball, a fence, prop. at least 90 feet behind the home base, to stop the balls that pass the catcher; also, the catcher himself.
2.
In rounders, the player who stands immediately behind the striking base.
3.
In cricket, the longstop; also, the wicket keeper.






Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48








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"Backstop" Quotes from Famous Books



... it's all rumples and crumples after the cart. But really, Doro, if I had had only some one to talk to, I believe I should have enjoyed it. It was too funny! The man had a mouth without any backstop in it—" ...
— Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays • Margaret Penrose



Words linked to "Backstop" :   softball, guard, fence, fencing, precaution, baseball, play, softball game, baseball game, catcher



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