back–load

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transitive verb \ˈbak-ˌlōd\
variants: or

backload

Definition of back–load

back–loaded

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backloaded

;

back–loading

or

backloading

;

back–loads

or

backloads

  1. :  to assign (costs or benefits) to the late stages of something (such as a contract, project, or time period) … in recent years, most carriers have “back-loaded” their expense charges. That means they sock you with expenses when you drop your policy … — Consumer Reports, August 1993 But the tax cut is backloaded, meaning that they won't reap most of the benefits for years. — James Surowiecki, New Yorker, 23 Apr. 2001

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1976

First Known Use of back–load

1976


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