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Synonyms and Antonyms of backstop

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backstop

synonym (synonym of backstop)

  • (noun.person)
    (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher (noun.person)
     

hypernym (backstop IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field (noun.artifact)
    a barrier that serves to enclose an area (noun.artifact)
     
  • (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher (noun.person)
    (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield (noun.person)
     
  • a precaution in case of an emergency (noun.act)
    a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc. (noun.act)
     
  • act as a backstop (verb.competition)
    participate in games or sport (verb.competition)
     

derivation (.... is derived from backstop)

  • (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field (noun.artifact)
    act as a backstop (verb.competition)
     
  • (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher (noun.person)
    be the catcher (verb.competition)
     
  • (verb.contact)
    take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of (verb.contact)
     

domain category (backstop is domain category of ....)

  • (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field (noun.artifact)
    a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs (noun.act)
     
  • (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher (noun.person)
    a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer (noun.act)
     
synonym hypernym derivation domain category catcher guard precaution safeguard fence fencing infielder catch grab baseball baseball game softball softball game

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