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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 wire mesh construction incorporates the back stop mid span, allowing parcels to be loaded from both sides.
Weaver (2-0) struck out the first 10 batter of the game, including four in the third inning when Baron Frost reached on a third strike that went to the back stop.
Because the 15,885,662 shares were fully subscribed for by the public, M&F was not required, pursuant to its agreement to back stop the rights offering, to purchase any shares in excess of its pro-rata portion.
The insurance system was originally designed as a back stop," she said.
It is pre-engineered to add a back stop inserting unit to the syringe, and a safety device inserting unit can also be added.
And with Paul Jones - widely regarded as the best back stop in the game - supporting the batting strength of Gary Fish, Mark Johnson and Leighton Martin, they forma formidable line-up.
Whether rolling Coke cans all over the back stop with a pre-war Colt Official Police or S&W Registered .
The spread of risk is supported by inter-company reinsurance agreements, providing something of a back stop so that both entities are indemnified against extraordinary losses that were forged before the creation of LSV.
Tenders are invited for Back Stop For Boxnhl Wagons Confirming To Rdso Schedule Of Technical Requirement Str No.
Albion must do without reliable all-rounder Gary Jones, who is determined to make a quick return from illness, but Jason Cross returns at back stop and his partnership with pace ace Matt Hopkins is vital if the Black & Whites are to return home with the points.
Fitch's 'B+' IDR for MAG recognizes the $150 million preferred stock back stop from MAI, which covers roughly one year of MAG's projected interest payments.
Limited Tenders are invited for Supply Of Back Stop Device For Gear Box In Chp Stage-1.
He had apparently cracked up under torture on a previous mission but was considered just the man for the ultra-risky Operation Back Stop programme.
4 billion back stop facility from JP Morgan in the event of such violation.