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English definition of “waiting list”

waiting list

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
(US also wait list)
a list of people who have asked for something that is not immediately available, but that they will or might be able to receive in the future: put sb on a waiting list There are no more places available for that session, but I can put you on a waiting list. I'm afraid there's a waiting list for the new phone.
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