back order

noun

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.

1887

First Known Use of back order

1887


BACK ORDER Defined for English Language Learners

back order

noun

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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