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

  • Barth; a back-load of rushes, straw, heath, &c. Irish beart.

    English As We Speak It in Ireland

    P. W. Joyce

  • Bent's pikau, or back-load, consisted of about thirty pounds weight of honey in taha and two large eels, all in a flax basket.

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

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

  • They stored their things in a shop whose proprietor Amesbury knew, each carrying a back-load up from the river.