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back order

noun

Simple Definition of back order

  • business : a product that has been ordered but not sent to the customer because it is not yet available

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of back order

  1. :  a business order yet to be fulfilled because stock is unavailable

Examples of back order in a sentence

  1. The book I want to buy is a back order and won't be shipped for three weeks.

  2. The book I want to buy is on back order and won't be shipped for three weeks.



Circa 1929

First Known Use of back order

circa 1929


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