Definition of back order
: a business order yet to be fulfilled because stock is unavailable
Examples of back order in a sentence
The book I want to buy is a back order and won't be shipped for three weeks.
The book I want to buy is on back order and won't be shipped for three weeks.
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Definition of back order for English Language Learners
business : a product that has been ordered but not sent to the customer because it is not yet available
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