If a government calls its army to retreat from attacking an enemy fort, this is an example of a fallback.
If you want to go to Harvard but you also apply to Georgetown in case you do not get into Harvard, Georgetown is an example of a fallback.
The fallback of debris from the explosion.
Applied to another college as a fallback.
The colonel ordered a fallback to the woods.
A fallback plan.
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Origin of fallback
- From the verb fall back.