Back-order definition

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Back order is defined as an item that is not currently in stock or available to be purchased but that will be available soon.

An example of back order is when a popular new video game system comes out and people cannot obtain it right away but put their name on a waiting list to get it.

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The definition of a back order is an order that will be sent out when the item(s) is restocked.

An example of a back order is an order on a pair of shoes that aren't coming in to the warehouse for a few weeks.

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Back order means to place or deal with an order for items that aren't in stock yet.

An example of back order is to put in an order for party favors that will not be in the warehouse to ship until next week.

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An order to be filled when stock is renewed.
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To deal with as a back order.
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An order that cannot be currently filled or shipped, but is requested nonetheless for when the item becomes available again.
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To treat as a back order.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
back-order
Plural:
back orders