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backstopnoun [C]

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

(in ​rounders) a ​player who ​standsdirectly behind the ​player from the ​opposingteam 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 ​playerhitting the ​ball, that ​preventsballs from ​leaving the ​playingarea 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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