a reserve or accumulation, as of stock, work, or business:
a backlog of business orders.
a large log at the back of a hearth to keep up a fire.
to hold in reserve, as for future handling or repair.
to enter and acknowledge (an order) for future shipment.
to accumulate in a backlog:
Orders are starting to backlog faster than we can process them.
an accumulation of uncompleted work, unsold stock, etc, to be dealt with
(mainly US & Canadian) a large log at the back of a fireplace
1680s, “large log placed at the back of a fire,” from back (adj.) + log (n.1). Figurative sense of “something stored up for later use” is first attested 1883, but this and the meaning “arrears of unfulfilled orders” (1932) might be from, or suggested by, log (n.2).
an outdoor area, usually adjoining a studio, used for the shooting of exterior scenes. Contemporary Examples Within an hour of arriving in Greenwood, Miss., we had found our “backlot” for The Help. How We Made ‘The Help’ Brunson Green August 12, 2011 It was a classy move guaranteed to win her a few friends on […]
adjective furthest back Historical Examples Her voice, calm and clear, sounded to the backmost seat and sent the children tittering. Bud Neil Munro It works in a 48-toothed wheel h2 upon the end of the backmost fluted roller a, fig. 333. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure She darted, bronze, to the […]
to treat as a back order: We have to back-order your sofa until the new fabric arrives. also back-order, by 1980 (n.); 1985 (v.), from back (adj.) + order. Related: Backordered.
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