back-order
transitive verb Date: 1950 to assign to the status of back order

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • back order — ➔ order1 * * * back order UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► a request for goods that are not available now but will be available in the future: »Unfortunately we are not able to process back orders. »Pharmacies that carried the vaccine now say it is on… …   Financial and business terms

  • back-order — UK US noun [C] COMMERCE ► a request for goods that are not available now but will be available in the future: »Unfortunately we are not able to process back orders. »Pharmacies that carried the vaccine now say it is on back order. back order verb …   Financial and business terms

  • back-order — [bak′ôrd΄ər] vt. to deal with as a back order …   English World dictionary

  • back order — n. an order to be filled when stock is renewed …   English World dictionary

  • back order — /ˈbæk ɔdə/ (say bak awduh) noun 1. an order for a publication that is placed on a back list waiting on a new print run. –adjective 2. of or relating to such a publication. –phrase 3. on back order, Colloquial listed on a back order …   Australian English dictionary

  • Back Order — A customer order that has not been fulfilled. A back order generally indicates that customer demand for a product or service exceeds a company’s capacity to supply it. Total back orders, also known as backlog, may be expressed in terms of… …   Investment dictionary

  • back-order — /bak awr deuhr/, v.t. to treat as a back order: We have to back order your sofa until the new fabric arrives. * * * …   Universalium

  • back-order — /bak awr deuhr/, v.t. to treat as a back order: We have to back order your sofa until the new fabric arrives …   Useful english dictionary

  • back order — back′ or der n. bus an order placed for merchandise that is temporarily out of stock back′ or der, v.t. v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • back order — noun 1. : an unfulfilled order held for future completion or delivery 2. : a new order made up of previously unavailable items of an old order …   Useful english dictionary

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