A device that prevents railroad cars from rolling off a railroad track. (noun)
To serve as backstop for. (verb)
Examples of word backstop
But there are many farm fields around me where my backstop is a mile from the nearest road, and for those thinking they don't have access think again.
If you are having trouble finding a range in your area and you live in the country you can build your own backstop by mounding up a dirt pile about 4 feet high and 6 feet long and shoot into that, just make sure the area behind the backstop is safe.
I agree with KJ, a few footpounds of energy dumped on a backstop is okay!
Also, it should be noted that this approach of import-allowance-requirements is included as a long-term backstop in Waxman-Markey if the president determines by 2022 that the output-based allocation mechanism is insufficient for some of the energy-intensive trade-sensitive sectors (and if a number of stringent conditions are met; see the "International Reserve Allowance Program" in the bill).
The big backstop is below average behind the plate but not bad with the bat.
And, the long-term backstop for domestic shortfalls - demand for exports have plunged sending the trade balance into a record deficit.
That is more like it, the Government acting as a short term backstop, in and out as quickly as possible leaving ingenuity and private surplus funds to do what they do best.
Huntsman family shareholders Monday also have agreed to make a cash payment to the so-called backstop payment of at least $416.5 million.
Another quirk the Twins are getting used to at Target Field is the backstop, which is also limestone and sits just 46 feet from home plate, creating some lightning-quick bounces back to the catcher.