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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 machine is pre-engineered to add a back stop inserting unit to the syringe and a safety device inserting unit can also be added.
The company's expansion puts pressure on the Ba2 rating with debt to capitalisation of 40%, funds from operations to debt of 30%, low level of pre-sales, dependency on land sales and lack of a multi-year back stop facility, Moody's said.
PE will have accomplished a great service to energy planning if the proponents of the massive wind-power expansion featured in "A favourable wind" (PE 8 July) are alerted to the warnings about alternative power sources identified in the book reviewed in Back Stop in the same issue.
These can incorporate a unique 'Rear Guard' shelf back stop which reduces waste by preventing stock from falling off the back of the shelf thus reducing stock loss and cost, cleaning time and generally improving hygiene.
This forced the Treasury into plans to split up the massive pounds 24bn taxpayer debt into Government-backed bonds to sell to investors as a "back stop" to fund a private sector solution.
TROAX UK LTD has introduced a new warehouse shelving system with a built-in back stop, which is said to be particularly easy to load and unload.
As our Air Force Chief of Staff, General Moseley has said, America's ICBM force has been, and continues to be the "back stop" for all our nation's military forces.
A single German-designed control mechanism manages three adjustment options: intuitive glide motion with VBS (variable back stop), seat height level, and back tension.
Tenders are invited for Back Stop B.G To Irs Drg.No.W/Bd-699, Alt-01 One
Ms Curnock Cook added: "Personally, I do feel we need to have a different approach on how we provide a back stop, that's an important consideration for the admissions process review, which we are still working on.
It is pre-engineered to add a back stop inserting unit to the syringe, and a safety device inserting unit can also be added.
The Horsey wind-pump would have stored up potential energy while the wind was blowing whereas now electricity is drawn from the grid when a level switch closes (Back Stop, PE 20 May).
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.
This forced the Treasury into plans to split up the massive pounds 24 billion taxpayer debt into Government-backed bonds to sell to investors as a "back stop" to fund a private sector solution.
Whether rolling Coke cans all over the back stop with a pre-war Colt Official Police or S&W Registered .357 Magnum, the fun of owning many handguns remains a joy in an era where gun ownership is under attack.