verb (used with object), back·logged, back·log·ging.
verb (used without object), back·logged, back·log·ging.
Origin of backlog
Examples from the Web for backlog
Memphis is hardly the only city that has started tackling the backlog.How the U.S. Ended Up With 400,000 Untested Rape Kits|Caitlin Dickson|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Companies may have some backlog, but they have to start taking action.Government Shuts Down and Private Sector Feels the Pain, Too|Daniel Gross|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Most are charged with a misdemeanor and sent on their way to avoid overwhelming the county with a backlog of cases.U.S. Drug and Immigration Checkpoints Take Toll on Border Towns|Andrew Becker, G. W. Schulz|June 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Instead, it languished with the rest of their backlog for years.
What about all those promises he made to end the backlog and end homelessness?As VA Backlog Grows, ‘Baffled’ Veteran Allies Begin to Turn On President|Jamie Reno|April 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Had it been worked up as he sketched it in his mind, it would have been the outdoor counterpart of his "Backlog Studies."The Complete Essays of C. D. Warner|Charles Dudley Warner
But, in fact, the gentleman who sat before the backlog in his winter-house had other things to think of.
When he got it back at last, he eagerly downloaded his backlog of mail.Makers|Cory Doctorow
With this backlog of papers on hand, and no large distributor, Jacksons venture collapsed.John Baptist Jackson|Jacob Kainen
The birch log holds out very well while it is green, but has not substance enough for a backlog when dry.
1680s, "large log placed at the back of a fire," from back (adj.) + log (n.1). Figurative sense of "something stored up for later use" is first attested 1883, but this and the meaning "arrears of unfulfilled orders" (1932) might be from, or suggested by, log (n.2).