back order

  1. Commerce. an order or part of an order waiting to be filled. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for back-order

Historical Examples of back-order

  • He filled two orders and put the other half-dozen on the back-order book.

    A Man of Samples

    Wm. H. Maher

Idioms and Phrases with back-order

back order

An item not currently in stock but to be sold or delivered when it becomes available, as in We don't have the shoes in white, but we can make them a back order. The verb back-order means “to obtain such an item,” as in The furniture store is going to back-order the sofa for us.

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