- 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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Examples from the Web for backlogged
Over 1,000 Iraqis were backlogged – waiting for months or even years, stuck in various stages of the process.Obama Went to War to Save Them, But They Can’t Get U.S. Visas
Christine van den Toorn, Sherizaan Minwalla
September 28, 2014
After 9/11, applications surged and backlogged processing for at times up to a year.How Did He Get Clearance?
June 13, 2013
Federal courthouses are backlogged and stuffed to the gills as it is.The Biggest Lie of All
August 30, 2012
Meanwhile, the total number of backlogged cases actually grew.Supreme Court Immigration Ruling in Arizona v. U.S. Got It Backward
Robert M. Morgenthau
July 11, 2012
- 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 backlogged
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