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backstopnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbæk.stɒp/ us   /ˈbæk.stɑːp/
  • backstop noun [C] (PLAYER)

(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 it
US informal for catcher
  • backstop noun [C] (FENCE)

(in baseball) a high fence behind the player hitting the ball, that prevents balls from leaving the playing area if they are not hit or caught
(Definition of backstop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “backstop”
in Chinese (Simplified) 球员, (棒球运动中的)接手, 接球手…
in Chinese (Traditional) 球員, (棒球運動中的)捕手, 接球手…
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