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English definition of “waiting list”

waiting list

noun [C]    /ˈweɪ·t̬ɪŋ ˌlɪst/
a list of people who asked for something that is not available now but that might be in the future: The flight is full, but I can put you on the waiting list in case someone cancels.
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