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Synonyms for backstop

Noun

1. catcher, backstop, infielder
usage: (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
2. backstop, fence, fencing
usage: (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
3. backstop, precaution, safeguard, guard
usage: a precaution in case of an emergency; "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

Verb

1. backstop, play
usage: act as a backstop
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