1. [syn: disengagement, fallback, pullout]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
fallback \fall"back\, n.
1. The act or process of falling back.
2. Something or someone to which one resorts as an
alternative to a failed resource or method.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: to break off a military action with an enemy [syn:
disengagement, fallback, pullout]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "fallback":
avoidance, cringe, disengagement, dodge, duck, evasion, flinch,
pullback, pullout, recoil, reculade, retirement, retreat, shy,
sidestep, sidestepping, wince, withdrawal, withdrawment