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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Backstop  \Back"stop`\,  n. 
  1.  In  baseball,  a  fence,  prop.  at  least  90  feet  behind  the 
  home  base,  to  stop  the  balls  that  pass  the  catcher;  also 
  the  catcher  himself. 
 
  2.  In  rounders,  the  player  who  stands  immediately  behind  the 
  striking  base. 
 
  3.  In  cricket,  the  longstop;  also  the  wicket  keeper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  backstop 
  n  :  a  fence  or  screen  (as  behind  home  plate  in  baseball) 
  v  :  act  as  a  backstop,  as  in  baseball 




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