Dictionary Results for backstop

1. backstop - noun

· (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

Synonym(s): catcher

Hypernym(s): infielder

2. backstop - noun

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

Hypernym(s): fence, fencing

3. backstop - noun

· a precaution in case of an emergency; "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"

Hypernym(s): precaution, safeguard, guard

4. backstop - verb

· act as a backstop

Hypernym(s): play

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