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Meaning of BACKSTOP

Pronunciation:  'bak`stâp

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a fence or screen (as behind home plate in baseball)
  2. [v]  act as a backstop, as in baseball
 

BACKSTOP is a 8 letter word that starts with B.

 

 See Also: fence, fencing, play

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Back"stop`\, n.
1. In baseball, a fence, prop. at least 90 feet behind the
   home base, to stop the balls that pass the catcher; also,
   the catcher himself.

2. In rounders, the player who stands immediately behind the
   striking base.

3. In cricket, the longstop; also, the wicket keeper.

 
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