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synonyms for backstop

  • bar
  • barbed wire
  • barricade
  • block
  • dike
  • net
  • rail
  • railing
  • roadblock
  • wall
  • balustrade
  • chains
  • cyclone
  • defense
  • guard
  • hedge
  • paling
  • palisade
  • pickets
  • posts
  • rampart
  • shield
  • stockade
  • stop
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How to use backstop in a sentence

California’s offsets are considered additional carbon reductions because the floor serves “as a conservative backstop,” Clegern said.
A NONPROFIT PROMISED TO PRESERVE WILDLIFE. THEN IT MADE MILLIONS CLAIMING IT COULD CUT DOWN TREES.BY LISA SONG, AND JAMES TEMPLE, MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEWMAY 10, 2021PROPUBLICA
Credits in the pool can never be sold, but act as a kind of backstop in case of wildfires, drought and other events.
THE CLIMATE SOLUTION ACTUALLY ADDING MILLIONS OF TONS OF CO2 INTO THE ATMOSPHEREJAMES TEMPLE, LISA SONGAPRIL 29, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Instead, it calls on government to act as a backstop through incentives that will lead to job creation and provide greater access to the safety net while expanding things like universal pre-kindergarten and childcare.
SACRAMENTO REPORT: WE HAVE A SCHOOLS DEALVOICE OF SAN DIEGOMARCH 5, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It paid for a backstop and dugouts at a neighborhood Little League field.
DOMINO SUGAR IS REPLACING ITS MASSIVE NEON LANDMARK IN BALTIMORE — AND HOPES NO ONE WILL NOTICE A DIFFERENCECOLIN CAMPBELLFEBRUARY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The government is going to be putting a backstop on certain parts of the economy.
ADENA FRIEDMAN, CEO OF NASDAQ, ON THE RED-HOT MARKET AND CRITICS OF HER DIVERSITY PLANEBEN SHAPIRODECEMBER 13, 2020TIME
Some businesses had been using federal stimulus programs like the CARES Act, passed in March, as a backstop.
MASSIVE LAYOFFS ARE UNDERWAY ACROSS THE U.S., THREATENING THE ALREADY FRAIL RECOVERYEMILY BARONEOCTOBER 2, 2020TIME
So without having to actually invest a dollar of taxpayer money, the mere announcement of providing liquidity and a backstop unlocked unprecedented amounts of activity.
HOW JAY POWELL’S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IS CHANGING THE FED FOREVERCHRISTOPHER LEONARDJUNE 11, 2020TIME
She was out of the cell before it hit the backstop and following me down the hall towards her brother's room.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
Each time one sailed away over the backstop, it was like the pop of a safety-valve; it averted an explosion.
THE VOICE IN THE FOGHAROLD MACGRATH
The backstop was built up of earth and was soft enough so that the pins would not splinter on striking it.
CASTLE OF TERRORE.J. LISTON
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WORDS RELATED TO BACKSTOP

  • backstop
  • balustrade
  • bar
  • barbed wire
  • barricade
  • block
  • chains
  • cyclone
  • defense
  • dike
  • guard
  • hedge
  • net
  • paling
  • palisade
  • pickets
  • posts
  • rail
  • railing
  • rampart
  • roadblock
  • shield
  • stockade
  • stop
  • wall
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