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  1. catcher, backstopnoun

    (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher


  2. backstopnoun

    (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field


  3. backstopverb

    a precaution in case of an emergency

    "he acted as a backstop in case anything went wrong"


  4. backstopverb

    act as a backstop

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  1. David Jones:

    I don't believe that we should get involved in any backstop proposals, but at least we can see the end of the tunnel.

  2. Nigel Dodds:

    We welcome the Prime Minister's commitment to ensuring that the Brexit deal in no way weakens the United Kingdom, but it is also vitally important that the EU's interpretation of the backstop is rejected and ensure there is no border down the Irish sea.

  3. Leo Varadkar:

    Well 2023 won't do. The Irish government won't be able to agree to a situation where we put off a fundamental decision like that, the whole purpose of having the backstop is that that's a guarantee that is there in perpetuity and just kicking the can down the road on the basis that maybe we can come up with some sort of legal or technological solutions that don't exist now, that's not something we could accept.

  4. Freedom Caucus:

    When Mark Meadows have that backstop before Christmas, bad things happen.

  5. Nigel Dodds:

    We have said that were the backstop to become operational, Northern Ireland would sit in a separate legal position from the rest of the United Kingdom in economic and trade terms, in those circumstances there is the strong possibility that we could have a long-term outcome whereby Northern Ireland would inevitably pull away from its biggest trading market in Great Britain as there would be new internal barriers within the United Kingdom.

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