to defer to a later date, as wages, benefits, or costs:
The union agreed to back-load pay raises.
Historical Examples

A soldier came past with a back-load of canteens freshly filled.
My Days and Nights on the Battle-Field Charles Carleton Coffin

Barth; a back-load of rushes, straw, heath, &c. Irish beart.
English As We Speak It in Ireland P. W. Joyce

I had accomplished one back-load, and with empty straps was returning to the cache for another.
The Forest Stewart Edward White

Bent’s pikau, or back-load, consisted of about thirty pounds weight of honey in taha and two large eels, all in a flax basket.
The adventures of Kimble Bent James Cowan

The Gulf lines brought the Louisiana product, partly as a back-load against exported grain.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

And the transcontinental lines brought the Hawaiian sugar, also as a back-load against a predominance of westbound tonnage.
Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley

They stored their things in a shop whose proprietor Amesbury knew, each carrying a back-load up from the river.
The Wilderness Castaways Dillon Wallace


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