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Meaning of BACKSTOP

Pronunciation:  'bak`stâp

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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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