(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

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(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
The backstop plan would avoid the need for border checks in Northern Ireland if no other deal can be reached.
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In their framework, a social planner maximizes consumer plus from production of water through recharge and desalination, the latter being a backstop resource.
Chapter 8 considers the problem of investment in a backstop technology that can substitute for natural resource use, an example of such a technology being alternative energy.
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In some circumstances, it might not be possible immediately, but it would still remain a parliamentary backstop.
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Clause 4 remains an important backstop power when emergency action needs to be taken and no other method of control is appropriate.
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The general practitioner is the first and often the last post for the patient and provides a backstop for the acute services.
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The ability to go to law in a dispute is a backstop which offers additional protection to the current situation.
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However, there is the backstop that if a person feels that the actuarial reasons are not justified, he may have that tested before a tribunal.
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Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0
Example from the Hansard archive. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0
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