[ bak-lohd ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to defer to a later date, as wages, benefits, or costs: The union agreed to back-load pay raises.

Words Nearby back-load Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use back-load in a sentence

  • An inequality of tonnage in opposite directions may make it expedient to solicit business for the sake of a back load.

  • And the transcontinental lines brought the Hawaiian sugar, also as a back-load against a predominance of westbound tonnage.

  • The Gulf lines brought the Louisiana product, partly as a back-load against exported grain.

  • I had accomplished one back-load, and with empty straps was returning to the cache for another.

    The Forest | Stewart Edward White
  • A soldier came past with a back-load of canteens freshly filled.

    My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field | Charles Carleton Coffin