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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. 2017.
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  • They are looked upon as candidates; they are placed on the waiting list.

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

    Lightnin' Frank Bacon
  • If this depleted their ranks by marriage, it did not matter now, for there was a waiting list in training all the time.

    What Diantha Did Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • Last of all, should not a club extend its membership to as many as possible, rather than have a waiting list?

    The Complete Club Book for Women Caroline French Benton
  • After he had read thoughtfully through everything else on the waiting list, he took up the mine-owner's letter again.

British Dictionary definitions for waiting list

waiting list

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