|Main Entry:||back order|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||an order to purchase something that is not currently available but will be sent at a later date|
|Example:||Back orders are held open for future delivery, usually for a designated period of time after which they are cancelled.|
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 means "to obtain such an item," as in The furniture store is going to back-order the sofa for us.