(written as back-stop)a fielding position (or the player occupying it) directly behind the wicket-keeper
Citation ‘New South Wales started off very quietly … and were not awakened to a sense of rashness until a fast ball from miss Rattigan whizzed past the wicket-keeper, under the skirts of the back-stop, and out of the reach of the second back-stop’
6 April 1910)
- In a relay, a barrier which limits the movement of the armature when the circuit is open.
- noun a screen or barrier to stop a ball travelling out of the playing area