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backlog

[ bak-lawg, -log ]
/ 藞b忙k藢l蓴g, -藢l蓲g /
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noun
a reserve or accumulation, as of stock, work, or business: a backlog of business orders.
a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire.Compare forestick.
verb (used with object), back路logged, back路log路ging.
to hold in reserve, as for future handling or repair.
to enter and acknowledge (an order) for future shipment.
verb (used without object), back路logged, back路log路ging.
to accumulate in a backlog: Orders are starting to backlog faster than we can process them.
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Origin of backlog

First recorded in 1675鈥85; back1 + log1
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British Dictionary definitions for backlog

backlog
/ (藞b忙k藢l蓲伞) /

noun
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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