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back order

1. noun An item that is not currently available for sale but can be ordered. No, that dress is sold out, but we can make it a back order for you.
2. verb To order an item that is not currently available for sale. No, that dress is sold out, but we can back order it for you.
See also: back, order

back-order something

[for a merchant] to order something that is not in stock and make delivery to the customer when the goods become available. The store didn't have the replacement part for my vacuum cleaner, so the manager back-ordered it for me. The shop had to back-order some of the items on my list.

back order

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.
See also: back, order
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Mehtab Ahmed Abbasi, a notable from Murree said that Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had a while back ordered to deploy the Dolphin Force in Murree, which he said needs to be deployed in the area which is infested by criminal gangs of robbers from evening till dawn daily.
It may be recalled that the Supreme Court had some time back ordered the municipal organisations and other land controlling agencies to remove all billboards/hoardings displaying s from the city roads as these not only distract motorists but also posed a threat to the road users as these could fall owing to strong winds etc.
The AT&T sites have back ordered the 16 GB iPhone 6 Plus Space Gray to mid or late November and the Sprint's have back ordered for four to six weeks.
I just back ordered three years of mags 'cause those were some of the best years of Thrasher.
He was then threatened with a knife by the front seat passenger and one of the thieves in the back ordered him to hand over cash or he would be shot.
"They're just slow to come in now....A lot of things are back ordered. Our manufacturer doesn't have a really big supply."
In May 2001, there were more than 32,000 consumable units back ordered against end items or higher assemblies in an awaiting parts status.
Second, DLA provides a historical average of the amount of time Air Force customers have had to wait for each part when back ordered, called the conditional delay.
(6.) We implicitly assume that the customer's annoyance at being back ordered is not related to the size of their utility for the service.
Due to the increase in the use of tantalum capacitors in cell phones, tantalum capacitors are back ordered for up to 8 months.
"The rest will be here tomorrow." But when you check the shipping list, beside the most important items you see the notation: "Back ordered. Will ship in 6 to 8 weeks."