(noun, verb)


1. (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

Similar word(s): catcher

Definition categories: person, infielder

2. (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

Definition categories: man–made, fence, fencing

3. a precaution in case of an emergency

- he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong

Definition categories: act, guard, precaution, safeguard


1. act as a backstop

Definition categories: competition, play