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[bak-awr-der] /ˈbækˌɔr dər/
verb (used with object)
to treat as a back order:
We have to back-order your sofa until the new fabric arrives. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for backorder
  • If the item is on backorder the site will show an estimated ship date.
  • If the product is not in stock, you will receive a backorder notice.
  • The order line does not represent a return-to-vendor transaction or a backorder.
  • Also if items cannot be shipped in a timely manner after award due to backorder etc please state in quote.
  • Indicate backorder schedules and suggest splitting schedule lines if required.
Word Origin and History for backorder

also back-order, by 1980 (n.); 1985 (v.), from back (adj.) + order. Related: Backordered.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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