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Backstop   /bˈækstˌɑp/   Listen
Backstop

noun
1.
(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher.  Synonym: catcher.
2.
(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field.
3.
A precaution in case of an emergency.






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