back order


noun

Commerce. an order or part of an order waiting to be filled.

Definition for backorder (2 of 2)

back-order

[ bak-awr-der ]
/ ˈbækˌɔr dər /

verb (used with object)

to treat as a back order: We have to back-order your sofa until the new fabric arrives.
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Word Origin and History for backorder

backorder


also back-order, by 1980 (n.); 1985 (v.), from back (adj.) + order. Related: Backordered.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with backorder

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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