noun See back pay
- Backspace key
to shift the carriage or typing element of a typewriter one space backward by depressing a special key. Computers. to move the cursor, printhead, etc., toward the beginning of the data. the space made by backspacing. Also called backspacer, backspace key. the labeled key on a typewriter or computer keyboard used for backspacing. verb to […]
to attempt to discredit (a person) by underhanded means, as innuendo, accusation, or the like. n. also back-stabber, in the figurative sens, 1839, from back (n.) + agent noun from stab (v.). The verb backstab in the figurative sense is from 1925.
a wall, wire screen, or the like, serving to prevent a ball from going too far beyond the normal playing area. Baseball. the catcher. a person or thing that serves as a support, safeguard, or reinforcement: There were technicians on board as backstops to the automated controls. to act as a backstop. to act as […]