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English definition of “backstop”


noun [C] (PLAYER)    /ˈbæk.stɒp/ US  /-stɑːp/
(in rounders) a player who stands directly behind the player from the opposing team who is trying to hit the ball, and attempts to catch the ball after it has been thrown if the person does not hit itCompetitors and participants in sports and games US informal for catcherBaseball and roundersGeneral terms used in ball sports
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