- to hold in reserve, as for future handling or repair.
- to enter and acknowledge (an order) for future shipment.
- to accumulate in a backlog: Orders are starting to backlog faster than we can process them.
Origin of backlog
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1. supply, stock, store, fund, cache, reservoir.
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- an accumulation of uncompleted work, unsold stock, etc, to be dealt with
- mainly US and Canadian a large log at the back of a fireplace
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Word Origin and History for back-logged
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