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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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The EBA conducted this analysis in response to the European Commission's request for advice to look into the expected impact the introduction of such statutory prudential backstops would have on banks, considering the different options proposed in its consultation, launched on 10 November 2017.
For the secured backstop, banks should therefore assume at least a linear path for the backstop building up to 100 per cent over the seven years.
The chair of the Single Resolution Board, Elke Koenig, has opined that a backstop for a European Union bank rescue fund is required.
Nothing is clear with regard to use of the European backstop (safety net) of public money to guarantee the capacity of the single resolution fund.
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.
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.
If they're packed with printed matter, however, they become backstops for handgun and shotgun rounds.
If they're packed with printed matter, however, from the front or the back they become backstops for handgun and shotgun rounds.
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2 Part 2 Maintenance, Service of Basketball Backstops The Contractor will provide all labor, materials, etc.
Global Banking News-January 8, 2014--US wants Europe have more 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.
Automatic backstops are used on bucket elevators and uphill conveyors to prevent rollback in case of an unexpected shutdown or electrical failure.