see: on one’s feet
- Back order
Commerce. an order or part of an order waiting to be filled. to treat as a back order: We have to back-order your sofa until the new fabric arrives. Historical Examples The more usual custom is to give the back order the same number as the original of which it is a part. Cyclopedia of […]
a pack or knapsack, often of canvas or nylon, to be carried on one’s back, sometimes supported on a lightweight metal frame strapped to the body. a piece of equipment designed to be used while being carried on the back. to go on a hike, using a backpack: We went backpacking in the Adirondacks. to […]
a briefing for the press in which an official, often from government or business, gives background information to clarify particular policies, actions, or newsworthy issues, with the understanding that the official will not be named or quoted directly in any resulting press reports. any briefing or report for the purpose of providing background information.
to propel a boat by paddling backward, as by using a stroke in the direction of stern to bow.