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Synonyms for backstop

(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

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

a precaution in case of an emergency

act as a backstop

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Activities : 1-1 To revise the TOR and annual work plan of DADP P&I TWG, including Annual Backstopping Activity Plan;
2-2 To plan and conduct backstopping activities in planning "strategic and comprehensive" DADPs in the pilot LGAs, covering followings
The main ToR of the mandate is to provide technical backstopping to the Government of Nepal on behalf of the government of Switzerland to implement the programme.
Contract notice: Sdc~s focal point employment + income is searching a backstopping team which will support activities within the sub-topics of vocational skills, private/financial sector development and assists in the thematic knowledge management within the network.
For the upcoming four years, the FP e+i is searching a backstopping team which will a) support various activities within the sub-topics of Vocational Skills Development as well as Private and Financial Sector Development and b) assist in the thematic knowledge generation as well as management within and the animation of the e+i netwo
MacAndrews & Forbes commitments include contributing the approximately $475 million of debt it holds in exchange for equity and backstopping an additional $300 million of debt reduction.
Fitch's EETC rating criteria relies on the credit quality of the underlying obligor and the loan to value of the aircraft collateral backstopping the transaction.
Certain general obligation bonds issued for veterans' housing loans, including the outstanding $783 million veterans' mortgage bonds and this issue, receive program revenues and do not require the backstopping general fund support.
Both agreements are available for general corporate purposes, including backstopping DBNA's commercial paper program.
5 million to the Company either by backstopping the rights offering and/or other cash infusion.