back order

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

back order

noun

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

Full Definition of BACK ORDER

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

Examples of BACK ORDER

  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.

First Known Use of BACK ORDER

circa 1929

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