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waiting list

a list of persons waiting, as for reservations, appointments, living accommodations, or admission to a school.
Also, waitlist.
Origin of waiting list
1895-1900 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Some were assigned to field regiments, others were put on the waiting-list, and soon we were ready to start at a moments notice.

    Human Bullets Tadayoshi Sakurai
  • Ethel said she hoped so and to please push it along, as she had quite a waiting-list.

    Ade's Fables George Ade
  • His passion for truth was so repelling that the Mutual Admiration Society refused to record his name even on its waiting-list.

  • The stores of the better class had nothing to offer her except to put her name on the waiting-list.

  • To that I added that the waiting-list would be so long that the old scoundrels would be fighting among themselves to get in.

    Edgar Saltus: The Man Marie Saltus
  • Just at this moment, Mauleon and d'Arzenac compose the team; I do not know who is on the waiting-list.

    Gerfaut, Complete Charles de Bernard
  • So she persuaded Deacon Flugal and several gentlemen who were on the waiting-list of her pupils to arrange it for her.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • There is no difficulty whatever in obtaining a full supply of women's labour—indeed, the factory has now a waiting-list of 500.

  • The dentist scored heavily, as he always had a waiting-list and continuous work to do for the prisoners.

    13 Days John Alan Lyde Caunter
  • And as to getting the staff to look after it, there would probably be a waiting-list for week-ends.

    A Surgeon in Belgium Henry Sessions Souttar
British Dictionary definitions for waiting-list

waiting list

a list of people waiting to obtain some object, treatment, status, etc
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