fallback fallback  /ˈfɔl ˌbæk/

Definition(s):

  • (n) to break off a military action with an enemy

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. I've heard that fallback idea talked about quite a bit lately, in various guises.
  2. But Ray insisted his son find a fallback career.
  3. Flirting sometimes becomes a social fallback position.

News

  1. Jeremy Lamb Was Once a Walmart Model

    If this whole NBA thing doesn't work out, Jeremy Lamb has a fallback plan. Photo Credit: AP
    on June 22, 2013     Source: NBC Connecticut

  2. Entertaining at the Park

    From left: Jacob Lampman, Peter Jorgenson, Matt Stein and Kurt Kissinger are Fallback, a blues and rock band that will perform Thursday, June 27, at Party in the Park.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Algona Upper Des Moines

Quotes

  1. "The budget also allows us ...... an up-or-down vote on reforming health care -- not as an option of first resort, but as a fallback if partisanship blocks progress," said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, a Democrat.
    on Apr 29, 2009 By: Steny Hoyer Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Ferguson said: "I am confident Carlos Tevez will sign and I am happy to wait until clearance comes along. If it became obvious that the situation wasn't going to turn our way we would have to reconsider our plans. But I have nothing as a fallback...
    on Jul 22, 2007 By: Sir Alex Ferguson Source: Independent

  3. James calls that "not too bad of a fallback job."
    on Jan 6, 2007 By: James Laurinaitis Source: Forbes

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