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waiting list

a list of persons waiting, as for reservations, appointments, living accommodations, or admission to a school.
Also, waitlist.
Origin of waiting list
First recorded in 1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Town lots were in demand and the club had a waiting list for membership.

  • He patted the warrant which still occupied the waiting list in his pocket.

    Lightnin' Frank Bacon
  • They are looked upon as candidates; they are placed on the waiting list.

  • I suppose I am, though it is a little early, perhaps, and I dont know that I shall enter the waiting list.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • "When some of these youngsters fall by the wayside we can supply their places from the waiting list," she said.

    Ethel Morton's Enterprise Mabell S.C. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for waiting list

waiting list

a list of people waiting to obtain some object, treatment, status, etc
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