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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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Schinas stated earlier on Monday that Brussels had offered London further reassurances on the temporary nature of the Irish border backstop.
"But she will add: Last week, Parliament made clear that for the first time it could support the withdrawal agreement, subject to changes to the backstop.The Government now wants urgently to work with the EU to secure such changes.
He said Labour did not believe that "simply seeking modifications to the existing backstop terms is a credible or sufficient response" to the scale of defeat suffered by May on her deal last month.
Many pro-Brexit British lawmakers fear the backstop will trap Britain in regulatory lockstep with the EU, and say they won't vote for May's deal unless it is removed.
Parliament voted late on Tuesday to order May to return to Brussels to replace the so-called Irish backstop, an insurance policy that aims to prevent the reintroduction of a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The EU envisages the Irish ( backstop plan as a buffer in case of a no-deal Brexit.
By adding BarclayHedge to its portfolio of acquired companies, Backstop takes another significant step towards achieving its long-term vision of a productivity suite for institutional and alternative investors.
"This includes ensuring that, if the backstop is ever needed, it is not permanent and there's a mechanism to ensure that the UK could not be held in the arrangement indefinitely."
Tsubaki Power Transmission, LLC launched a new line of external, high-speed overrunning backstop. The all-new BRUS backstops utilize the more than 100 years of engineering and manufacturing excellence at Tsubaki to provide a powerful and long-lasting backstop solution.
European Union finance ministers reached an agreement on reforming bank capital rules, a major step towards boosting the bloc's financial stability and a stepping stone towards a deal on a backstop for its bank-rescue fund in June.
Navios Acquisition's charter rate backstop has been extended to the Nave Galactic.
Tsubaki spent many months testing and improving its backstop designs in response to data collected from customer visits, product inspections and in-house tests.
On Tuesday, Backstop Solutions Group, which provides cloud-based solutions for institutional investors, reported that 77% of respondents in a new survey considered cybersecurity as at least "an important" priority in their firms.