an act or instance of falling back.
something or someone to turn or return to, especially for help or as an alternative:
His teaching experience would be a fallback if the business failed.
Also, fall-back. of or designating something kept in reserve or as an alternative:
The negotiators agreed on a fallback position.
also fall-back; 1767 as a type of chair; 1930 as “a position to be used in an emergency;” from fall (v.) + back (adv.).
[fawl-bawrd, -bohrd] /ˈfɔlˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd/ noun 1. the hinged covering that protects a piano keyboard when it is not being played.
- Fall by the wayside
Fail to continue, drop out, as in At first she did well on the tour, but with all the pressure she soon fell by the wayside. This phrase appeared in William Tyndale’s translation of the New Testament (1526; Luke 8:5).
- Fall classic
noun the World Series
- Fall down and go boom