dialectal British: the latter part of the year : the autumn and early winter
He bred no cattle, but bought in about 120 Irish beasts and Shorthorn stirks out of Westmorland and Cumberland in spring and at the back end of the year, and fed them out in the stalls.—H. Rider Haggard
: relating to, associated with, or occurring in the latter or final part or period of an undertaking or business arrangement
You need to know all the back-end fees when you go to turn in a lease, things like excess mileage that can really zing you.—Ray Martin
Studio executives are taking desperate measures: slashing budgets and production output, finding partners for their blockbusters and cutting unprecedented "backend" deals to split revenues with top talent.—Thomas Schatz
Fortunately for the Bolts, the back end of the defense showed up.
Who had a better night than Khalil Mack, who trucked Jets QB Zach Wilson, leading to a fourth-quarter fumble and a Chargers score on the way to a five-tackle, two-sack night?—Ryan Finley, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Nov. 2023 The nose is a sweet bouquet of vanilla, caramel, and honey, with a bit of oak and tropical fruit on the back end.—Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 2 Nov. 2023 Making your way through a flurry of transactions is the next step, one that can be treacherous for those at the back end of the depth chart.—Christopher Price, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2023 The number of victims in shootouts seemed to multiply on the back end of telegrams.—Wil Haygood, Washington Post, 2 Nov. 2023 The convertible’s back end appears to have a lot going on visually, especially when the five-layer fabric top is folded down.—Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2023 There was some up front and, with luck, more on the back end: a share of the box office; a cut of the DVD or broadcast rights; a higher budget next time around.—A.o. Scott, New York Times, 9 Oct. 2023 Senior Gibson Bean and junior Jacob Watson handle LB and junior Spence Hanna and senior Kaden Daniels man the back end.—Dennis Victory, al, 22 Aug. 2023 Retailers typically do not adjust their in-store prices based on the rough diamond market in the short term, regardless of whether the products become cheaper or more expensive on the back end.—Eva Rothenberg, CNN, 1 Oct. 2023
Both producer and star of the box office record-breaker Barbie, Robbie is expected to earn $50 million as part of a deal that combines her salary and back-end bonuses, according to Variety.—Jack Smart, Peoplemag, 6 Nov. 2023 Companies may want to make adjustments to their back-end systems to transact in real time.—Kristin Broughton, WSJ, 2 Nov. 2023 The process is energy intensive — often fueled by greenhouse-gas-emitting fossil fuels — and produces a thick, briny sludge on the back-end that is typically released back into the ocean.—Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Usually, the newsreels tried to soften even the harshest news at the top of the issue with a back-end clip of fashion or sports.—Thomas Doherty, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 Sep. 2023 Other new roles that will form part of the growing messaging team include engineering leads, back-end tech leads, and software engineers.—Byeleanor Pringle, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 Anastasia was thankful to have several friends who helped with the design and back-end development of the app.—Jon Stojan, USA TODAY, 25 Aug. 2023 The rest of the secondary battle will continue, with three players in contention for one spot on the back-end.—Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 21 Aug. 2023 The actress, 33, is expected to earn $50 million in a deal combining her salary and back-end box-office bonuses, per Variety, which cited multiple sources.—Jen Juneau, Peoplemag, 16 Aug. 2023 See More
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