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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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Invitation to Bid: Bleacher, backstop repair & motorization
The US has said that it wanted Europe to build more backstops and bank capital, as it would be good for the region's economy, the US economy and also the world's economy.
A backstop is often set behind the trap, to stop any bullets that miss the trap.
The Fed's intent in 2007 was to provide backstop liquidity for financial markets through the discount window.
These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the ability to obtain additional new financing on terms satisfactory to AbitibiBowater and Abitibi-Consolidated or at all, the condition of the credit markets generally and worsening economic and industry conditions and the ability of AbitibiBowater and Abitibi-Consolidated to secure additional support agreements, additional financing commitments or backstops and the requirement for approvals and the satisfaction of other conditions in order to complete the Recapitalization.
After buying its first Baykal press brake with 2 axis CNC backstop from Press & Shear Machinery in 2004, Fareham-based Searle Manufacturing immediately noticed increased productivity compared with using air older NC machine oil which the backstop was adjusted by hand.
Plus, portable backstops give schools the flexibility to move the apparatus around and place it in different locations within the confines of a gym.
Densely packed bookshelves can also act as backstops.
Cleveland Football bleachers, playgrounds, baseball backstops,
Central Bank executive board member, Yves Mersch, has stated that financial backstops must be identified for possible additional capital requirements during the next year.
The instruments issued by M-LEC are intended to benefit from various features, including a cushion of support from junior layers of capital and liquidity backstops.
The city has offered to pay an additional $3,000 to build a larger backstop than necessary for the size of the field to match the backstops at existing fields.
The dugouts, bleachers and backstops were pretty beat up and needed a lot of work, and there was only a patch of dirt to park cars on.
The rating actions reflect Bayerische Hypo- und Vereinsbank AG (HVB) providing a collateralized put option to Bavaria Delaware Finance LLC in an amount equal to its commitment under the liquidity agreement, which backstops Bavaria Finance Funding I's commercial paper program.
TermoEmcali's external liquidity sources include two letter of credit-backed reserve funds: a letter of credit that backstops Emcali's PPA obligations of approximately US$11.