backorder








noun

  1. Commerce. an order or part of an order waiting to be filled.

verb (used with object)

  1. 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.

An item not currently in stock but to be sold or delivered when it becomes available, as in We don’t have the shoes in white, but we can make them a back order. The verb back-order means “to obtain such an item,” as in The furniture store is going to back-order the sofa for us.

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